Cech (c); Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Meireles; Bertrand, Hazard, Mata; Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Romeu, Lampard, Ramires, Oscar, Sturridge.
Krul; Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini (c), Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez; Ba, Cisse
Subs: Harper, Williamson, Perch, Marveaux, Amalfitano, Obertan, R.Taylor.
Referee: Phil Dowd
Roberto Di Matteo has made a few changes to the side that started against Reading during the 4-2 midweek win. Frank Lampard and Ramires are on the bench, whilst Raul Meireles is moved into midfield and Ryan Bertrand is restored to the starting line-up. Still no rest for Juan Mata, who has looked tired in the games he has played…and yes, I do know I keep going on about it.
The bench also makes for interesting reading as there’s not one defender there, although Romeu can play there in cases of emergency.