Roberto Di Matteo has selected a full strength side to face Sporting in Champions League Group G.
Turkish international Kaan Ayhan will start on the bench against the Portuguese giants.
Schalke XI: Fährmann, Höwedes, Aogo, Uchida, Fuchs, Meyer, Höger, Neustädter, Choupo-Moting, Obasi, Huntelaar
SUBS: Wetklo, Kirchhoff, Boateng, Clemens, Sam, Ayhan, Barnetta.
Sporting XI: Rui Patrício, Jefferson, Paulo Oliveira, Sarr, Cédric, Carvalho, João Mário, Adrien Silva, Slimani, Carlos Mané, Nani SUBS: Marcelo, Silva, André Martins, Oriol Rosell, Montero, Capel, Carrillo.
Jose Mourinho has made a few changes to his usual starting XI ahead of the Champions League Group G game against Maribor.
Didier Drogba, Zouma and Schurrle start for the Blues.
Chelsea will secure a place in the Last 16 with a win against Maribor.
Maribor XI: Handanovič, Rajčevič, Viler, Arghus, Filipović, Sallalich, Ibraimi, Stojanovič, Mertelj, Tavares, Zahovič SUBS: Cotman, Šuler, Trajkovski, Ndiaye, Vršič, Bohar, Mendy.
Chelsea XI: Čech, Ivanović, Filipe Luís, Zouma, Terry, Fàbregas, Hazard, Matić, Willian, Drogba, Schürrle SUBS: Courtois, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Oscar, Salah, Costa.