Schalke v Chelsea Starting XI's: Kaan Ayhan left out of squad

Kaan Ayhan

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.

Starting XI’s:

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