Competition: Champions League Date: Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Venue: Arena CSKA Kick-Off: 17:00 GMT
CSKA’s high-profile absentee is Roman Eremenko, who has been suspended by UEFA for two-years after testing positive for cocaine.
Elsewhere in the squad, Ilya Pomazun is unavailable through injury and Aleksandrs Cauna is a doubt. Whilst Alan Dzagoev returned to training this week, he’s unlikely to make such a swift return.
Karim Bellarabi is a definite absentee for Bayer Leverkusen and the Bundesliga side could also be without Joel Pohjanpalo and Lars Bender, who are rated as doubts.
CSKA Moscow still have slim hopes of advancing through to the knock-out round of the competition but have slim hopes, boasting just two points from their four matches so far. One of those came in a 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, which will give the Russians hope, but Bayer are full of confidence.
Having beaten Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last time out, Bayer Leverkusen could seal their spot in the latter stages with a victory tomorrow as long as Monaco win against Spurs. Three points is vital to the side ahead of a crucial final match showdown with current group leaders Monaco, who expect the visitors to go all out.
Both sides are well rested having played on Friday, with CSKA beating Arsenal Tula and Leverkusen losing to RB Leipzig, but the visitors should have enough to secure all three points.
Akinfeev, Fernandes, Berezutski, Ignashevich, Schennikov, Natkho, Wernbloom, Tosic, Golovin, Ionov, Traore
Leno, Henrichs, Toprak, Tah, Wendell, Brandt, Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz, Kampl, Chicharito, Volland
CSKA Moscow have failed to win their last eight matches in the Champions League.
Bayer Leverkusen are undefeated in their last six Champions League matches.