Chelsea vs. Schalke: Live Player Ratings for the Blues

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 6, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Samuel Eto'o of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Chelsea host German side Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday, hoping to move closer to a spot in the last 16.

Jose Mourinho's team sit atop Group E as things stand, having beaten Steaua Bucharest 4-0 and Schalke 3-0 away from home, but having fallen 2-1 to Basel at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho will looking from an improved home performance from the one he saw early in his second coming against Swiss side Basel. A victory wouldn't secure their spot in the knockout rounds, but it would keep the Blues in control of their own destiny.

As per BBC Sport, Samuel Eto'o is expected to start up front for Chelsea in the absence of the injured Fernando Torres

Come back here for live Chelsea player ratings at halftime and on the fulltime whistle. In the meantime, be sure to follow Bleacher Report's full Champions League coverage, along with Jerrad Peter's live blog.

Chelsea ratings
1st halfFT
Cech89
Ivanovic88
Cahill99
Terry99
Azpilicueta88
Mikel88
Ramires78
Willian79
Oscar88
Schurrle99
Eto'o89
JERRAD PETERS

Our reporter Garry Hayes will be at the stadium tonight. See his writer profile here.