Schalke v Chelsea Starting XI: Kaan Ayhan left out of squad [divider]
Turkish international Kaan Ayhan has not been included in the Schalke squad that will face Chelsea in the Champions League Group G.
Jost Mourinho has picked a full strength team with Diego Costa, Hazard and Fabregas all in the starting lineup.
The Blues are currently first in Group G with eight points but with Schalke and Sporting Lisbon trailing on 5 and 4 points, respectively, Mourinho will be full aware that his side cannot afford to drop points in Germany.
Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo guided Chelsea to the Champions League title in 2012.
Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanović, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fàbregas, Matić, Oscar, Hazard, Willian, Diego Costa
SUBS: Čech, Filipe Luís, Zouma, Ramires, Obi Mikel, Drogba, Schürrle
Schalke: Fährmann, Kirchhoff, Höwedes, Felipe Santana, Aogo, Uchida, Boateng, Höger, Neustädter, Choupo-Moting, Huntelaar
SUBS: Wetklo, Friedrich, Fuchs, Meyer, Clemens, Sané, Barnetta