Ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Schalke tonight, here are three players from the Bundesliga side who I think have the potential to hurt the Blues.
1) Adam Szalai
The 25-year-old is enjoying his debut season for the club having scored five goals in 11 appearances in the league, but he is yet to score in the Champions League this term. Will the Hungarian striker break that baron run tonight?
2 Julian Draxler
Everyone now seems to know what this 20-year-old is about, but he’s had a mixed bag this season in the league. Having made 10 appearances, he’s scored just once and grabbed just one assist, but he has struck twice in three games in the Champions League.
The German can play anywhere across the attacking midfielder areas but is primarily a left winger, and it looks as though he will be going up against Branislav Ivanovic, who is not the most agile player in the world.
3) Max Meyer
The 18-year-old has been brilliant this season, scoring three goals and claiming an assist in just eight Bundesliga games. He holds a pass completion rate of over 88% and he has had nine shots so far in the German topflight.
A playmaker who thrives between the lines, both Chelsea centre-backs will have to be on-point should they stifle the teen.