Schalke – Chelsea, Derby Champions League Group E

Tonight, starting at 21:45, Schalke and Chelsea will meet in a match of the round number three of Group E of the Champions League.

Schalke started the group with maximum percentage managed to beat Steaua 3-0 at home and Basel away 1-0. The band has not been beaten in Gelsenkirchen last five official matches, being in good shape. After a weaker start of the Bundesliga season has climbed to fifth in the national championship, is but nine points behind first place. Six of the last seven official matches played by the band’s Jens Keller ended with over 2.5 goals. Schalke has problems because of injuries. Attack will miss Farfan, Boateng and Huntelaar, also injured and being Hoger and Jones. Hildebrand apparently recovered and likely German goalkeeper will be titular tonight.

Chelsea surprisingly lost with the score 1: 2 at home against Basel in his first match of the competition. London band but then smoothly defeated Steaua 4-0 away. The team coached by Jose Mourinho and it is a growing form, being unbeaten in the last six official matches. Chelsea climbed to second place in the national championship, being just two points behind leader Arsenal. The band of Stamford Bridge scoring no less than 11 goals in the last three meetings, besides having the best offensive this group. Ashley Cole was injured in the last game of the championship and will not play today, and Marco van Ginkel is unavailable. Andre Schurrle is also uncertain, while Michael Essien will not be used by Mourinho. The good news is that Oscar and Torres will be fit and very likely the two will be full.