TEAM NEWS: NORWICH CITY V CHELSEA

Posted on: Wed 26 Dec 2012

John Mikel Obi returns in central midfield, where he plays alongside David Luiz. Juan Mata makes his 50th Premier League appearance.

Oscar is also back, replacing the rested Eden Hazard behind Fernando Torres. Frank Lampard also drops to the bench.

Norwich are without goalkeeper John Ruddy and defender Steven Whittaker, while Grant Holt was passed fit to lead the line.

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

1 Petr Cech

28 Cesar Azpilicueta

2 Branislav Ivanovic

24 Gary Cahill

3 Ashley Cole

4 David Luiz

12 John Mikel Obi

13 Victor Moses

11 Oscar

10 Juan Mata

9 Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 57 Nathan Ake, 8 Frank Lampard, 17 Eden Hazard, 21 Marko Marin, 35 Lucas Piazon.

Norwich are expected to line up in the following 4-5-1 formation:

Bunn; R Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido; Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington; Holt (c).

Substitutes: Rudd, Howson, Jackson, E. Bennett, Barnett, R. Bennett, Morison.

The referee is Jonathan Moss.

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