Chelsea vs FC Schalke 04 takes place on Tuesday night in Group E of the Champions League. This will be a huge game for both sides, with Schalke knowing if they can win it would put them a clear 6 points ahead of their English rivals. However, if the Blues win they would leapfrog above Schalke. The game kicks off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Schalke have two wins from two so far, having defeated both Basel and Steaua Bucharest. That puts them top of the group as we head towards the mid-way point in the group stages of the competition.
Chelsea meanwhile are lagging in third spot having only won one and lost one so far. Another loss on the road today would put their qualification in real jeopardy, and even a draw would keep Schalke in the driving seat and potentially leave Chelsea stranded in third.
In team news, Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has not travelled to Germany after failing to recover from a rib injury.
However, striker Andre Schurrle (leg) has traveled as part of a 21-man group and should be available.
Meanwhile for Schalke, Kevin-Prince Boateng should be returning to the side following an injury, however, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan will miss tonight's big game.
Schalke coach Jens Keller has said, "Just a glance at Group E, as well as our recent results in the Bundesliga, give us self-confidence…We're at home and Chelsea are going to feel that from the very first minute."
Chelsea vs FC Schalke 04 will kick off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.