Chelsea's World Club Cup squad means business

Chelsea FC have released their official 23-man squad for next months World Club Cup in Japan, with no surprises.

All the big guns at Chelsea have been included, such as Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar, and even the injured pair Frank Lampard and John Terry.

Rafa clearly has his sights set on taking the competition seriously, hoping to win his second World Club Cup.

Chelsea are hoping to become the second English team to pick up the trophy, and will start their tournament against the winner of Ulsan Hyundai or Monterrey on Thursday 13 December, kicking off at 7:30pm (10:30am GMT).

The full Chelsea squad is listed below.

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

I’m glad to see Chelsea taking this competition seriously, and can’t wait to see Chelsea take on the best of the rest of the World. But Chelsea need to concentrate on their league form for the time being.

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