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Jose Mourinho’s will be hoping to maintain their lead at the summit of Champions League Group E when they host Jens Keller’s side on Wednesday

Chelsea welcome Schalke to the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in continuation of this season’s Uefa Champions League.

The hosts will be aiming to bounce back from their unacceptable defeat away to Newcastle United in Saturday’s English Premier League clash as well as consolidating on thier top spot in Group E.

Ladbrokes is backing the Roman Army to win this encounter. They are available at odds of 2/5 (1.50) to silence the Bundesliga outfit they defeated 2-0 in the reverse fixture played at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

The visitors returned to winning ways after a comprehensive victory away to Hertha Berlin in the German league and despite this heartwarming result, Jens Keller’s men are underdogs to secure maximum points. They are a 7/1 (8.00) play with Ladbrokes to emerge victorious at the end of 90 minutes.

The draw is available at 7/2 (4.50) with the same bookies.

A win for the Blues in this tie will be their 100th in Uefa competitions and banking on Chelsea’s current form in terms of goal scoring, you can bank on Mourinho’s men to go goal crazy between 2-3 goals at EVS (2.00).

Marco van Ginkel is the only injury absentee for Chelsea in sharp contrast to Schalke that will be without Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Jefferson Farfan, Marco Hoger and Chinedu Obasi. Backing a bet of 4/5 (1.80) is a value choice for those who tip both teams to score on Wednesday night.

Demba Ba and Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto’o are joint favorites to score first against the German based club at 11/2 (6.50), while Brazilian rookie Oscar is a 7/1 (8.00) bet with Ladbrokes to find the back of the net first.

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