Date:8th January 2013 at 7:03pm
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Chelsea will still be without the services of Petr Cech when we host Swansea City for the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge.

Nigerian duo John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses have left to compete in the African Cup of Nations, whilst John Terry and Oriol Romeu remain sidelined.

As for the opposition, their only absentee is Neil Taylor, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a fractured ankle. Angel Rangel is available after returning to fitness following a calf injury.

The league cup may not be the most prestigious piece of silverware on offer but it’s still a trophy worth winning and represents our best opportunity of picking up honours this season, so it isn’t an opportunity to be passed up.

R. Turnbull

C. Azpilicueta – G. Cahill – B. Ivanovic – A. Cole

Ramires – F. Lampard (c)

Oscar – J. Mata – E. Hazard

F. Torres

If Rafael Benitez is going to continue his policy of rotation and Demba Ba is to either play tomorrow night or at the weekend against Stoke, I’d much rather he started the latter as I believe he’d handle the physical presence of Robert Huth and Ryan Shawcross much better than the Spaniard could.

I’d also pair Ramires with Frank Lampard in midfield whilst giving David Luiz a rest, especially as he put in a terrible performance against Southampton at the weekend. I would also like to see the likes of Lucas Piazon and use Marko Marin to give one of the lads a breather if the match is going well.

Who’d be in your Chelsea XI v Swansea?


21 responses to “Who’d be in your Chelsea XI v Swansea in the Capital One Cup?”

  1. Lucky says:

    For ur informatn those mentioning czech for line up, he is injured so my line up is Hilario, cezar, cahill, ivanovic, ramires, lampard mata, hazard, marin nd piazon in d attack

  2. Zane says:

    Cech? The guy is injured people. When’s the last time you actually saw your team play? I personally think most fans don’t know anything about football. I’d like Torres to rest more,two weeks at most like Mata had in August. Other than that,Rafa can place the team as he pleases.

  3. Blue Nose says:

    Bring on Kerry Dixon. Him and Frankie for a 1 2 thank you mam. All the best for the season. Come On Chelsea !!!!!

  4. Nsikak inyon says:

    Torres should start.

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  6. Rufus says:

    Torres n ba r talentd players bt rili i tink torres should start

  7. I tink d match team selection commentry is perfect nd wel justified. Ba nd david needs a rest. Tanx

  8. David says:

    Turnbull,azpi,iva,cole,ramires,lampard,marin,mata,torres,ba.torres should play as a left winger while Ba remains the front man

  9. thomas says:

    torres play senseless

  10. thomas says:

    ba play well like human being