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Terry and Hazard return for Chelsea

ESPN staff
April 30, 2014
John Terry came off with an ankle injury against Atletico Madrid in the first leg © PA Photos

John Terry and Eden Hazard return from injury to start for Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge, with Samuel Eto'o on the bench.

Jose Mourinho, who rested several of his star players for Chelsea's 2-0 win at Liverpool on Sunday, had claimed that Terry would miss most of the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury in the first leg, which ended 0-0 at the Vicente Calderon last week.

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Terry trained this week, though, along with PFA Young Player of the Year Eden Hazard, who has not played since the second leg of the quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain on April 8, when he sustained a calf injury.

However Petr Cech, who also trained this week having come off with a shoulder injury in Madrid, is not fit enough to even make the bench with Mark Schwarzer continuing in goal. Schwarzer becomes the oldest player to ever start a Champions League knockout tie at the age of 41.

Fernando Torres starts up front, with Samuel Eto'o, having been out for 10 days with a knee injury since scoring in the 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland on April 19, among the substitutes.

Ashley Cole also retains his place at left-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta playing in front of him in a wide midfield role.

For La Liga leaders Atletico, David Villa takes his place on the bench as he did for the first leg.

Chelsea: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Willian, Azpilicueta, Hazard, Torres

Substitutes: Hilario, Kalas, Van Ginkel, Oscar, Schurrle, Ba, Eto'o

Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Torres, Miranda, Godin, Luis, Cardoso, Suarez, Koke, Arda Turan, Adrian, Diego Costa

Substitutes: Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Sosa, Raúl García, Cebolla, Diego, Villa

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