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Torres: Decision for Villas-Boas to make

Torres: Decision for Villas-Boas to make

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Andre Villas-Boas was still deciding on Monday whether to recall Fernando Torres for Chelsea's Champions League opener against Bayer Leverkusen.

The misfiring Torres lost his place in the side for Saturday's Premier League win at Sunderland, with Daniel Sturridge coming in and scoring the decisive goal.

Ramires is suspended for Tuesday's game at Stamford Bridge after being sent off in last season's defeat at Manchester United, Didier Drogba (head) is still sidelined, Michael Essien (knee) is long-term injured, and Romelu Lukaku and Ryan Bertrand are ineligible.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Terry, Luiz, Alex, Cole, Mikel, Romeu, McEachran, Lampard, Meireles, Mata, Malouda, Torres, Anelka, Sturridge, Kalou, Hilario.

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Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 09 December 2014
19:45
Benfica v Leverkusen  
B Dortmund v Anderlecht  
Galatasaray v Arsenal  
Juventus v A Madrid  
Liverpool v Basel  
Monaco v Zenit  
Olympiakos v Malmo FF  
R Madrid v Ludogorets  
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Ajax v Apoel Nicosia  
Ath Bilbao v BATE Borisov  

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