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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(2) 1 Goals 5 (11)
(2) 2 Assists 5 (10)
(6.5) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.2 (7)
30.5 Average Age 31.1
182.7 Average Height (cm) 184.2
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1 (1.2)
(52%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 56% (56%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 1.3 (1)
(2.2) 1.9 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League grp. E.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Alexandru Chipciu Out 6.3
Stefan Nikolic Out N/A
Mihai Pintilii Doubtful 6.55
Player Reason Status Rating
Marco van Ginkel Out 6.13
Eden Hazard Out 7.33
Michael Essien Out N/A
Kevin De Bruyne Out 6.08

Team News

  • Steaua will again be without Alexandru Chipciu and Stefan Nikolic, but otherwise they have little to worry about in terms of injury.
  • They could field an unchanged team from the XI that lost at Schalke in the opening match, but given the 3-0 scoreline, could be tempted into making changes.
  • Federico Plovaccari could start up front after scoring at the weekend, while an injury suffered in training by Mihai Pintilii is threatening to rule him out.
  • Fernando Torres will start up front in Europe as he is suspended in domestic competition after his sending off at Tottenham at the weekend.
  • Eden Hazard has not travelled after picking up an injury in that game.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has been dropped and hasn't travelled after a particularly poor performance at Swindon last week.
  • Otherwise Chelsea have a fully fit squad for the trip to Romania.

Prediction

  • Chelsea travel to Romania for this Champions League clash searching for their first points of the campaign after a loss to Basel a fortnight ago.
  • Steaua lost 3-0 at Schalke last time out and so are also looking to get off the mark here, but Chelsea provide the toughest opposition in their group for that task.
  • Chelsea overcame the Romanian side 1-0 in the first leg of their Europa League clash last season before the Blues ran out 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have only won 1 away game this season and that was at Swindon, but they will be wary after losing this tie back in March and should be prepared.
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User Predictions

Comments (10)

 
  • Armando, you just got your answer.

  • 3-0 chelsea 2 goals for Eto'o

  • haha, you guys dont have any sense oh humor... back to the match, this should be and easy one for Chelsea, Steaua defense is pretty slow.

  • 3-1 last time around at Stamford Bridge, but lets not forget when they beat Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg. Jose loves this competition and i can assure you he will not lose this match, you should se Chelsea go hell for leather from the of an he'll have them pumped up for this. Torres, if he plays like he did against Spurs then he should get a goal or two, especially because it's not a league game. Steaua are no mugs at home, but This is Chelsea and they're wether you like it or not the much better classier team. 3-1 Chelsea.

  • I predict 3-1 to Chelsea, Mourinho knows he needs to win this one so he might even play Juan Mata

  • Chelsea must win! they lost the last game at home...

  • Will Chelsea ever win?

  • 0-5

  • "Chelsea overcame the Romanian side 1-0 in the first leg of their Europa League clash last season" . Chelsea lost 1-0 in Bucharest last year.

  • Lukaku to score from a fast br...oh wait.