REVEALED: How Chelsea’s five defenders will line up against Atletico Madrid


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has named an unexpected lineup to play Atletico Madrid in tonight’s crunch Champions League semi-final tie, with the Portuguese naming five defenders plus the hybrid David Luiz in the first XI.


Confusion has reigned since the announcement, with various social mediums inundated with predictions and possible tactics for this decidedly unorthodox team-sheet.

But a tactical breakdown of the lineup has now appeared on Twitter, with the Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta shown to be starting on the left-wing wing, with Willian occupying the right side, and the returning Eden Hazard behind Fernando Torres up top.

What do you think of the lineup? Crazy from Jose, or could it be another masterstroke? Let me know in the comments below…

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