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The former Anzhi Makhachkala man makes his maiden appearance for the Blues, while the Arsenal striker is fit to feature from the off after initial pre-match fitness fears

Jose Mourinho hands summer signing Willian his first start for Chelsea in the Stamford Bridge clash with Basel on Wednesday night.

The Brazilian makes his first appearance for the Blues opposite last season's Europa League semi-finals opponents, figuring into the attacking midfield trident alongside Eden Hazard and countryman Oscar.

The reigning Swiss champions line up in a 4-4-2 formation, led in attack by captain Marco Streller and Ivorian Giovanni Sio.

In France, Olivier Giroud is passed fit to face Marseille following pre-match doubts, with Mesut Ozil making his first Champions League appearance for the Gunners.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Lampard, Van Ginkel; Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Eto’o.
Subs: Schwarzer, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, De Bruyne, Mata, Ba

Basel starting XI: Sommer; Voser, Schar, Ivanov, Safari; Salah, Diaz, F Frei, Stocker; Sio, Streller
Subs: Vailati, P Degen, Ajeti, Suaro, D Degen, Delgado, Xhaka
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Marseille starting XI: Mandanda, Fanni, N'Koulou, Mendes, Morel, Romao, Imbul, Payet, Valbuena, A.Ayew, Gignac
Subs: Samba, Mendy, Cheyrou, Lemina, J.Ayew, Thauvin, Khalifa

Arsenal starting XI: Szczesny; Sagna, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Koscielny; Flamini, Ramsey, Wilshere; Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Miyaichi, Hayden, Akpom

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