Chelsea names squad as Champions League defence begins

Chelsea have named their 22-man squad for this season’s Champions League campaign.

Chelsea have named their 22-man squad for this season’s Champions League campaign.

The reigning European champions have been drawn in Group E alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus and Nordsjaelland with their first fixture against the Italians on September 19.

Notable omissions from Roberto Di Matteo’s roster include Florent Malouda, Michael Essien (who has been loaned to Real Madrid) and goalkeeper Hilario.

Chelsea squad for 2012/13 Champions League

Goalkeepers

Petr Cech
Ross Turnbull

Defenders

Branislav Ivanovic
Ashley Cole
David Luiz
Paulo Ferreira
Gary Cahill
David Luiz
Cesar Azpilicueta
Ryan Bertrand

Midfielders

Oriol Romeu
Ramires
Frank Lampard
Juan Mata
Oscar
John Obi Mikel
Victor Moses
Eden Hazard

Forwards

Fernando Torres
Marko Marin
Daniel Sturridge
Lucas Piazon

 

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