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Before the start of the first leg game, Chelsea would have hoped to get more than the one away goal which they got in Prague. But after that performance on the night, Rafa will be more than happy coming away with a win. He would have loved to rest his key players keeping in mind the weekend game with Manchester City had they gotten a better result in the first leg.
Oscar scored a lovely goal coming on as an inspirational substitution late in the game in the first leg. He should start this game as his dream run in scoring goals in the European Championships continues.
Frank Lampard, who is currently on 199 goals for Chelsea, will have to wait for his 200th Chelsea goal having been given the much needed rest for this game.
“Six games in three weeks is too much for anyone, even Ramires and Frank,” said Benítez, who confirmed Branislav Ivanovic would also be rested.
Mikel is set to start his first game after his African Cup of Nations Championship
Since striker Demba Ba is cup-tied, Fernando Torres will again start for the Blues and if he continues his ongoing form, then the Blues will be in for a long night.
Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole;
Moses, Oscar, Hazard;
Zapotocny, Svejdik, Holek, Hybs;
Husbauer, Vacha, Matejovsky, Kadlec, Lafata;