Juan Mata returns to the starting line-up and there is a first league start of the campaign for Michael Essien.

Fernando Torres is in for the injured Samuel Eto'o upfront and Eden Hazard is back in the starting line-up.

John Terry plays his 593rd game for the club goes clear of John Hollins as Chelsea's fourth all-time highest appearance maker.

Frank Lampard, John Mikel Obi and Willian, starters in Basel, are on the bench.

Southampton make two changes. Dani Osvaldo replaces Rickie Lambert in attack and Dejan Lovren returns to their central defence.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

1 Petr Cech; 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 24 Gary Cahill, 26 John Terry (c), 28 Cesar Azpilicueta; 5 Michael Essien, 7 Ramires; 10 Juan Mata, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard; 9 Fernando Torres.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 3 Ashley Cole, 12 John Mikel Obi, 8 Frank Lampard, 14 Andre Schurrle, 22 Willian, 19 Demba Ba.

Southampton are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

A Boruc; N Clyne, J Fonte, Dejan Lovren, L Shaw; V Wanyama, M Schneiderlin; J Ward-Prowse, A Lallana, J Rodriguez; D Osvaldo.

Unused substitutes: P Gazzaniga, M Yoshida, J Hooiveld, C Chambers, J Cork, S Davis, R Lambert.

The referee is Michael Oliver.

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