Team News: Seven changes for Chelsea

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on December 1, 2013
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho makes seven changes to his starting lineup for tonight's Champions League tie at home to Steaua Bucuresti.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made seven changes to his starting lineup for tonight's Champions League tie at home to Steaua Bucuresti.

The Blues are already through to the last 16 of the competition, though a win would guarantee them a first-placed finish in Group E.

Mark Schwarzer starts in goal for the hosts, while David Luiz and Ashley Cole return in defence.

Frank Lampard, Oscar, Willian and Demba Ba are also among those included as only three players retain their place following Saturday's defeat to Stoke City in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Fernando Torres, Andre Schurrle and Juan Mata are on the bench for the home side.

Chelsea: Schwarzer; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Lampard, Oscar, Hazard, Willian; Ba
Subs: Cech, Cahill, Ramires, De Bruyne, Mata, Schurrle, Torres

Steaua: Tatarusanu; Georgievski, Szukala, Gardos, Latovlevici; Pintilii, Pirvulescu; Chipciu, Stanciu, Iancu; Kapetanos
Subs: Nita, Varela, Prepelita, Neagu, Cristea, Tatu, Piovaccari

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Fernando Torres of Chelsea scores his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Chelsea and FC Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2012
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