Team News: Daniel Sturridge on bench, no place for Michael Essien

Daniel Sturridge
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Daniel Sturridge will be on the bench for Chelsea as they take on Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup.

Daniel Sturridge has been named on the Chelsea bench for their European Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid.

The move looks likely to signal the end of speculation regarding a deadline-day swoop from Liverpool.

However, there is no place for Michael Essien as talk surrounding his departure grows.

Thibaut Courtois will start between the sticks for the La Liga side, playing against his parent club.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard; Hazard, Torres, Mata

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis; Mario Suarez, Gabi; Adrian, Koke, Turan; Falcao

Michael Essien
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