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Chelsea vs Benfica, Europa League Final: Open Thread

europa league final ball 600x449 Chelsea vs Benfica, Europa League Final: Open Thread

Chelsea today are just win away from joining an elite group of teams who have won all three European trophies — the UEFA Champions League, European Cup Winner’s Cup and UEFA Cup/Europa League.

With the kick-off at 2:45pm ET, the match will be shown live on US television via FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer 2Go.

In team news for Chelsea, John Terry is out injured and doesn’t even make the bench. Fernando Torres starts up front for the Blues.

Chelsea starting XI: Ćech; Azpilicueta, Ivanović, Cahill, Cole; David Luiz, Lampard; Ramires, Mata, Oscar; Torres.

Benfica starting XI: Artur; Almeida, Luisão, Garay, Melgarejo; Pérez, Matić, Gaitán, Salvio; Rodrigo, Cardozo.

Join the conversation with football supporters from around the world in the comments section below.


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