Carlo Ancelotti Names His Chelsea Team To Face Zilina

Carlo Ancelotti made a brave statement of intent tonight by naming his Chelsea team early to face MSK Zilina in the first game of this season’s Champions League in Slovakia tomorrow night.

Yuri Zirkov, Yossi Benayoun, Daniel Sturridge all start, giving a welcome rest to Ashley Cole. Frank Lampard also stays at home after needing more recovery time from his recent hernia operation. Captain John Terry is fit and will start.

Ancelotti goes into this season’s competition looking to take Chelsea to Wembley in May and to add to his collection of Champions League trophies.