PSG vs Chelsea team news: Gary Cahill in for Kurt Zouma, Thibaut Courtois in for Petr Cech, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas return

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Jose Mourinho has made four changes to his Chelsea team who defeated Everton 1-0 last week for tonight's Champions League last 16 first-leg tie at PSG, including replacing Kurt Zouma with Gary Cahill.

Cesc Fabregas, who has been struggling with illness, has been declared fit to play instead of Juan Cuadrado.

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Thibaut Courtois has won the battle of in-form Blues' goalkeepers, starting ahead of Petr Cech.

Diego Costa has returned from his three-match ban for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can. The striker would have been eligible to play in this fixture wither way, however, as it was only a domestic ban.

David Luiz, who spent three years with the Blues between 2011 and 2014, starts in midfield for the French champions.

The Brazilian moved to Paris for £50m during the summer.


PSG: Sirigu, Van der Wiel, Marquinhos, Silva, Maxwell, David Luiz, Matuidi, Lavezzi, Verratti, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy.