CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IS BACK! After months of wait and anticipation the most prestigious competition on the planet will be back on Wednesday when Chelsea will host the German team Schalke 04 in the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has a relatively easy group fixture this time around with Schalke as the only real competition, and we are expected to cruise along in the knock-out stages rather easily.
Considering we have been in ominous form under Mourinho this season, there’s no doubt we are strong favorites to top the group and even win the competition.
As for Schalke, they had the worst start in the Bundesliga for 40 years, and they are yet to win a game this season. They have a long injury list which includes some of their main players, add to that their so far toothless attack and a leaky defence Schalke will most likely try to sit back and look to counter against us with their pacy wingers come Wednesday.
They might be short of quality compared to Chelsea, but Schalke traditionally are a good counter attacking team with some real pacy players at their disposal.
So here are three players Chelsea would need to be wary of against Schalke in the first of the group fixture: