Watch Spartak Moscow vs Chelsea UEFA champions league live stream

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Tonight sees Chelsea return to the scene of one of the club's most painful defeats, 2008's Champions League final loss to Manchester United on penalties, and most painfully for Chelsea skipper John Terry, who slipped and missed the decisive penalty which gave United the chance to get back into the shootout and then win. However, Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti is confident his captain won't be vexed by the painful memories of that night and will rise to the occasion in the Luzhniki stadium when Chelsea take on Spatak Moscow.

"John has great experience so I think what happened two years ago has no effect on him, he has experience,'' says Ancelotti."Everyone knows in football you can sometimes lose games. I lost a final in 2005 but you have to look forward. If you look forward with enthusiasm and character you can have revenge.Chelsea lost the final in 2008 but I don't think they will have a psychological problem with that tomorrow, it is a different story now.''

The pitch in the stadium now is made from artificial grass and Ancelotti isn't worried by it but won't name his starting eleven until they have trained using the grass. "I can say nothing about this because we haven't tried this kind of pitch,'' he went on to say."We want to try it this evening in the training session and after that we can have an opinion about this. We don't have a problem to play here, I hope, but it is different, it is one of the best artificial pitches. We don't complain about this.I can't give the line-up because we want to try the pitch before,If the players are comfortable to play there I will take the decision after the training session. We don't have important players, but we are able to play a good, physical match and I don't think we have a problem with a reaction from the game against Aston Villa. We'll put out a very good line-up tomorrow."

Spartak will have to see out the match without the services of star midfielder Alex after a thigh issue, which arose in Friday's 3-0 victory against Alania Vladikavkaz, and the Brazilian has been a key linchpin in the team of coach Valery Karpin. It is a harsh upturn of events for the Russians who are reeling in confidence after early wins in the European campaign against Marseille, 1-0 away and beating MSK Zilina 3-0 at home and have a 100% record so far and see them tied on goal difference with Chelsea in their group.

"Medical tests, which were done on Saturday, revealed a minor tear,'' confirmed Spartak coach Karpin on Alex's condition."He'll need about seven to 10 days to recover.''

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