Europa League team news: Chelsea v Steaua

Fernando Torres has forgotten what it's like to score. Photo: PA

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is poised to return up front for Thursday's Europa League last-16 second leg with Steaua Bucharest as last season's Champions League winners bid to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit at Stamford Bridge.

Demba Ba is ineligible in the Europa League and, alongside long-term injury victim Oriol Romeu (knee), is the only definite absentee for the clash with the Romanian league leaders.

Captain John Terry could return in defence as interim manager Rafael Benitez shuffles his pack ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham.

Provisional squad: Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Cole, Bertrand, Luiz, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Oscar, Mata, Benayoun, Mikel, Moses, Lampard, Hazard, Marin, Torres, Ake.