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Luiz, Ramires and Oscar all start for Chelsea in Europa League final

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David Luiz and Ramires start for Chelsea against their former club Benfica in the Europa League final in Amsterdam, with fellow Brazilian Oscar also in the Blues starting line-up.

Luiz, 26, who moved from Benfica to Chelsea in January 2011 for a fee of around €25 million, will start the game in central midfield alongside Frank Lampard, who will captain the team on the night.

Ramires, also 26, who moved to Chelsea a year earlier than his compatriot, will start the game on the right-hand side of midfield, with Oscar operating from the left.

Benfica go into the game in the Amsterdam Arena with four Brazilians in their squad, with goalkeeper Artur and central defender Luisão in the starting line-up and with forward Lima and defender Jardel on the bench.

Teams:

Benfica: Artur; André Almeida, Luisao, Garay, Melgarejo; Perez, Matic, Rodrigo; Gaitan, Oscar Caradozo, Slavo

Subs: Paulo Lopes. Aimar, Lima, John, Urreta, Jardel, André Gomes

Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Lampard, David Luiz; Ramires, Mata, Oscar; Torres

Subs: Turnbull, Mikel, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Benayoun, Ake

Ref: B Kuipers (Holland)

 
 

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