Football: Matic, Oscar get Chelsea nod to face Paris Saint-Germain

LONDON (AFP) - Midfielders Nemanja Matic and Oscar were both named in the Chelsea team to face Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League last 16 second-leg match at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Matic returns after completing a two-game domestic suspension and having overcome an ankle injury that he sustained during the celebrations that followed Chelsea's League Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Oscar was selected ahead of Brazilian compatriot Willian to provide support for lone striker Diego Costa in a game that kicks off with Chelsea in the driving seat after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

The team selected by PSG coach Laurent Blanc was as expected, with former Chelsea player David Luiz dropping back into central defence following Thiago Motta's recovery from a calf problem.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea eliminated PSG in the quarter-finals last season, after an 87th-minute strike by Demba Ba in the second leg took them through on away goals.

PSG's players will wear black armbands in the game, in memory of the 10 people - including three well-known French sports personalities - who died in a helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday.

Starting line-ups: Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Thibaut Courtois; Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry (captain), Cesar Azpilicueta; Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic; Ramires, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa Coach: Jose Mourinho (POR) Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3) Salvatore Sirigu; Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (captain), David Luiz, Maxwell; Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta, Blaise Matuidi; Javier Pastore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani Coach: Laurent Blanc (FRA) Referee: Bjorn Kuipers

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