Cesar Azpilicueta and John Terry return to the defence  and John Mikel Obi and Ramires are preferred to Nemanja Matic and Frank Lampard who are on the bench.

Ramires makes his 100th Premier League start. Samuel Eto'o starts his third game in a row with the familiar three of Willian, Oscar and Eden Hazard behind him.

New West Ham signings Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino are on the bench but Andy Carroll returns to the starting line-up, and captain Kevin Nolan is back from suspension.

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; 7 Ramires, 12 John Mikel Obi; 22 Willian, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard; 29 Samuel Eto'o.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 3 Ashley Cole, 4 David Luiz, 21 Nemanja Matic, 8 Frank Lampard, 14 Andre Schurrle, 19 Demba Ba.

West Ham: Adrian; Demel, Johnson, Tomkins, Collins, O'Brien; Noble, Diame; Taylor, Nolan (c), Downing; Carroll.

Substitutes: Jaaskelainen, McCartney, Jarvis, Nocerino, Morrison, C Cole, Borriello.

The referee is Neil Swarbrick.

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