Chelsea vs. Shakhtar Donetsk: Complete UCL Preview, Team News, Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea vs. Shakhtar Donetsk: Complete UCL Preview, Team News, Predicted Lineups
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Chelsea have had a rough couple of weeks.

After a bitter loss to Premier League title rivals Manchester United, Chelsea were without a suspended John Terry, as well as a suspended Fernando Torres.

Both players will return, but the Blues have also found themselves wrapped up in another racism scandal. Only this time Chelsea are the accuser, rather than the accused.

As if that wasn't enough, a draw against Swansea this weekend allowed Manchester United to rise above Chelsea in the EPL table, with the Red Devils taking over as the league leaders.

Now the London club must face a Shakhtar Donetsk side who is sitting pretty at the top of both the domestic league, and the Champions League Group E.

After a convincing victory in Ukraine, Shakhtar is looking to further cement its claim to a place in the second round with a win tomorrow.

Chelsea's recent form, as well as Shakhtar's ruthless winning streak, are guaranteed to make this match a highlight of this week's Champions League action.

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