TEAM NEWS: EVERTON V CHELSEA

Posted on: Sun 30 Dec 2012

The defence is unchanged for the third game running but Frank Lampard returns to the midfield to play alongside David Luiz.

Ramires will play wide on the right with Victor Moses moved to the bench. Eden Hazard comes in for Oscar. John Mikel Obi is out with a knee injury. Petr Cech makes his 400th Chelsea appearance.

Everton make two changes. There is no Phil Neville so Johnny Heitinga comes into their defence with Steven Naismith expected to play in midfield in place of injured Darron Gisbson.

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
8 Frank Lampard (c)
7 Ramires
10 Juan Mata
17 Eden Hazard
9 Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 57 Nathan Ake, 11 Oscar, 21 Marko Marin, 35 Lucas Piazon, 13 Victor Moses

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

Howard: Jagielka (c), Hietinga,  Distin, Baines; Hitzlsperger, Osman; Naismith, Pienaar, Anichebe; Jelavić,
Substitutues: Mucha, Oviedo, Browning, Duffy, Barkley, Gueye, Vellios.

The referee is Howard Webb.

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