Updated: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 03:32 | By Agence France-Presse

Eto'o leads Chelsea attack in Euro showdown

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o returned to the Chelsea team for Tuesday's decisive Champions League last 16 second leg clash against Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge.


Eto'o leads Chelsea attack in Euro showdown

Chelsea's striker Samuel Eto'o celebrates after a goal during an English Premier League football match at Stamford Bridge in London, on March 8, 2014 - by Ian Kington

Eto'o had been rested for Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa in the Premier League, but Blues boss Jose Mourinho restored the former Barcelona star to his starting line-up in place of Fernando Torres, who dropped to the bench despite scoring Chelsea's goal in the 1-1 first leg draw against Galatasaray in Istanbul.

England international Frank Lampard also came back into the team in central midfield in place of the ineligible Nemanja Matic.

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was selected in the Galatasaray starting eleven as the Ivorian made his first return to Stamford Bridge since leaving in 2012, just days after scoring the penalty shoot-out winner in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Starting line-ups in the Champions League last 16 second-leg match between Chelsea and Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1)

Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Samuel Eto'o

Coach: Jose Mourinho

Galatasaray (4-3-1-2)

Fernando Muslera; Emmanuel Eboue, Alex Telles, Aurelien Chedjou, Semih Kaya; Felipe Melo, Selcuk Inan, Yekta Kurtulus; Wesley Sneijder; Didier Drogba, Burak Yilmaz

Coach: Roberto Mancini

Referee: Felix Brych (GER)

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