Luiz to start for Chelsea

David Luiz has overcome an ankle injury to start Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Benfica tonight.

David Luiz has overcome an ankle injury to start Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Benfica tonight.

The west Londoners have made two changes from the 1-0 victory in the first leg in Portugal, with Frank Lampard and Branislav Ivanovic coming in.

Benfica are without first-choice centre-halves Jardel and captain Luisao, so are forced to play midfielder Javi Garcia as a makeshift defender.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Torres, Mata.

Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Drogba, Meireles, Ferreira, Sturridge, Cahill.

Benfica: Artur Moraes, Maxi Pereira, Javi Garcia, Emerson, Capdevila, Witsel, Matic, Bruno Cesar, Aimar, Cardozo, Gaitan.

Subs: Eduardo, Nolito, Djalo, Nelson Oliveira, Rodrigo Moreno, Saviola, Andre Almeida. Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

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