Predicted Borussia Dortmund XI vs Chelsea: Karim Adeyemi to return

Borussia Dortmund host Chelsea in the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday night.

After a 2-0 win against Werder Bremen at the weekend, expect Edin Terzic to field the same defence with Julian Ryerson earning his UCL debut, and Raphael Guerreiro on the opposite flank. Don’t expect Mats Hummels to return to the starting XI just yet, Terzic seems to favour Nikas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck. Marius Wolf has also returned to training, but it unlikely to start.

Expect four of the five midfielders that started against Bremen to keep their place. A double-pivot of Emre Can and Jude Bellingham seems the likely option here. Julian Brandt will revert to the right-wing alongside Marco Reus, whilst Karim Adeyemi should start after missing Dortmund’s last two games through suspension.

With Youssoufa Moukoko out for a reported six weeks, Sébastien Haller will start as the No. 9.

Predicted Borussia Dortmund XI vs Chelsea

Gregor Kobel – Julian Ryerson, Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro – Emre Can, Jude Bellingham – Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Karim Adeyemi – Sébastien Haller.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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