Originally posted on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 10/1/13
Steaua vs Chelsea preview: Hazard Injured, De Bruyne Out, Mata to Start - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea will travel to Romania to face Steaua Bucharest where the Blues would be looking for nothing less than a full three points, having already lost their opening game against FC Basel at home. Steaua like Chelsea have lost their opening Group E match too and therefore this tie is a must-need win for both of them in order to take early strides to reach the knock-out stages. The Londoners have faced Steaua last season in the Europa League round of 16 ties. They suffered a 1-0 defeat at Romania, but won the return leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge where Juan Mata, John Terry and Fernando Torres were on target. The build-up to the match has been centered around Jose Mourinho’s early exit from the press conference yesterday. The Portuguese chose to leave out midfielder Kevin de Bruyne for this tie and criticized him for his poor display against Swindon and efforts in the training....
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