13 March, 2013 - 13:51

Europa League last-16 preview: Chelsea vs Steaua Bucharest

Europa League last-16 preview: Chelsea vs Steaua Bucharest

Chelsea have suffered an eyebrow-raising 1-0 defeat in Romania and will be hoping to overturn the deficit and progress to the next round.

Chelsea team news:

With Demba Ba being cup-tied, Rafa Benitez has no other choice than playing Fernando Torres up front. John Terry is expected to return to Chelsea defensive line. Despite Eden Hazard and John Obi Mikel decisive contribution in FA Cup 2-2 draw against Manchester United, they are likely to start the game from the bench once again.

Steaua Bucharest team news:

Steaua boss Reghecampf could be tempted to field the same line-up that battled to a 1-0 victory over the Blues in Romania.
Daniel Georgievski is set to be assessed before the match to determine if he has recovered from a fibula injury. Forward Stefan Nikolic remains a major doubt, as he is yet to return to his full fitness following knee injury while the Brazilian striker Adi Rocha could start from the bench.

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Author: Basil Naumov

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