December 12 2013 Latest news:
Mark Schwarzer can’t believe his luck and is pinching himself at becoming the oldest Champions League debutant – at the age of 41.
Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea are drawn against Didier Drogba’s Galatasaray in the last-16 of the Champions League after securing top spot in Group E with a lacklustre 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest.
Chelsea captain John Terry insisted the Blues can make some improvements despite going through as Group E winners with a 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest at Stamford Bridge.
With the World Cup on the horizon and his contract up at the end of the season, London24 Sport looks at how England international Ashley Cole fared as he helped lacklustre Chelsea to a 1-0 victory against Steaua Bucharest.
Champions League Group E: Chelsea 1 Steaua Bucharest 0
Ashley Cole returns at left-back in a Chelsea side showing seven changes for the Champions League clash at home to Steaua Bucharest, where a win will guarantee the Blues top spot in Group E.
Branislav Ivanovic hopes Chelsea’s defence can find their mean streak again after gifting goals to the opposition in early December.
Jose Mourinho insists there will be no compromise in Chelsea’s attacking approach despite their stuttering recent form.
Steaua Bucharest may already be eliminated from Europe this season, but head coach Laurentiu Reghecampf hopes to finish the Champions League Group E campaign on a high by beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho believes Ashley Cole will earn a contract extension at Chelsea despite the England left-back no longer being guaranteed a first-team place.