Nordsjaelland v Chelsea preview

Di Matteo to recall Lampard, Nordsjaelland at full-strength

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 02/10/12 6:48pm

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Fernando Torres and John Terry both expected to start for Chelsea against FC Nordsjaelland

Fernando Torres and John Terry both expected to start for Chelsea against FC Nordsjaelland

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Holders Chelsea travel to Denmark for a clash with Champions League new boys FC Nordsjaelland in their second game in Group E.

Chelsea were held to a draw by Juventus in their opening game, while Nordsjaelland lost 2-0 to Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.

Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo is expected to rest one or two players for the trip to Copenhagen with Chelsea overwhelming favourites to record a victory.

Chelsea failed to win any of their away games in last year's group stage and they will be keen to put that right in their first game on their travels in this season's competition.

Frank Lampard could return to the starting line-up after being left out of the first XI for the last three games.

Daniel Sturridge is missing for Chelsea after failing to recover from a hamstring problem, meaning Fernando Torres will lead the attack.

John Terry is available again after serving a two-match European suspension for the red card he received against Barcelona in last season's semi-final.

David Luiz is a doubt after picking up a knock in last weekend's win with Gary Cahill standing by to replace him if he fails to recover in time.

FC Nordsjaelland coach Kasper Hjulmand has a fully fit squad to choose from as he looks to mastermind one of the biggest shocks in Champions League history.

Nordsjaelland have a famous name in their ranks with 21-year-old winger Andreas Laudrup, who is the son of Swansea City manager and Denmark legend Michael Laudrup.

The Danes, who were only formed in 1991, won the title for the first time in their history last season.

Nordsjaelland will play their homes games in the Champions League at the Parken stadium in Copenhagen with their home ground Farum Park having a capacity of just 9,800.

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