Schalke vs Chelsea Preview


UEFA Champions League

A critical match in Group E highlights Matchday 5 in the UEFA Champions League as Schalke 04 will welcome Chelsea into the Veltins Arena. The German side tops the table in the Group with the maximum 6 points, after victories over Steaua Bucharest and FC Basel. Chelsea sits at three points after being shocked at home by Basel, before thrashing Bucharest in Romania.

Domestically, both clubs are starting to find their form, after slow starts. Schalke currently sits 5th in the Bundesliga table, nine points adrift of Bayern Munich. Chelsea is sitting third in the English Premier League, only two points adrift of Arsenal and Liverpool. Both teams won over the weekend, Schalke recorded a narrow 3-2 result over Eintracht Braunschweig. Chelsea had a much easier time, ripping apart Cardiff City 4-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Schalke likes to use the 4-2-3-1 formation, the preferred formation for most German clubs and…

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