TEAM NEWS: WIGAN ATHLETIC V CHELSEA

Posted on: Sun 19 Aug 2012

There is no Ramires due to illness so Ryan Bertrand comes in to midfield and will play on the left with Eden Hazard expected to move to the right.

The rest of the side is as the Community Shield but new-arrival Oscar is on the bench.

Wigan put their latest signing, Arouna Kone, on their bench. Former Chelsea man Franco Di Santo leads the Latics attack.

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

1. Petr Cech
2. Branislav Ivanovic
4. David Luiz
26. John Terry (c)
3. Ashley Cole
12. John Mikel Obi
8. Frank Lampard
17. Eden Hazard
10. Juan Mata
34. Ryan Bertrand
9. Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 22. Ross Turnbull, 19. Paulo Ferreira, 24. Gary Cahill, 5. Michael Essien, 16. Raul Meireles, 11. Oscar, 23. Daniel Sturridge.

Wigan (3-4-3): Al Habsi; Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa; Boyce (c), McCarthy, McArthur, Ramis; Moses, Di Santo, Maloney.

Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Watson, Gomez, Crusat, Boselli, Kone.

The referee is Mike Jones.