Chelsea coach, Rafa Benitez might have shifted his focus on next month’s club world championship in Japan as he looks to winning a trophy with the Stamford Bridge side. To achieve this feat, the Spaniard has included all of the biggest names in the travelling party, including injured pair Frank Lampard and John Terry.
Benitez has experience of the tournament, which he won at the second attempt with Inter Milan in 2010, after finishing as runner-up with Liverpool five years earlier.
The Blues are set to trade tackles with winner of the play-off between Asian champions, Ulsan Hyundai and North American champions Monterrey, with the match kicking off on Thursday December 13.
On the other side of the draw, Brazilian side Corinthians will face the winners of Al Ahly and either Sanfrecce Hiroshima or Auckland City, who play each other in a preliminary qualifying round.
Rafa Benitez’s squad to the CWC:
Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Ross Turnbull, Hilario
Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Paulo Ferreira, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand
Midfielders: Oriol Romeu, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, Lucas Piazon
Forwards: Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, Victor Moses, Daniel Sturridge