Schuerrle back for Chelsea’s clash with Schalke


(Reuters) – Germany forward Andre Schuerrle has recovered from a leg injury and has travelled for Chelsea’s Champions League clash at Schalke 04 on Tuesday but the match has come too soon for defender Ashley Cole.

Schuerrle scored a hat-trick in Germany’s 5-3 World Cup qualifying win over Sweden last week but missed Chelsea’s 4-1 Premier League victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.

The club said Schuerrle trained on Monday, as did Cole who has been out since sustaining a rib injury against Norwich City on October 6.

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“Jose Mourinho believes tomorrow’s game has come just too soon for the left back and he has remained in the UK,” Chelsea said on their website (

Apart from long-term absentee Marco van Ginkel, Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns.

Schalke top Group E after winning two from two, ahead of Basel and Chelsea, both on three points. Steaua Bucharest have yet to pick up a point.


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