TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V SWANSEA CITY

Posted on: Wed 09 Jan 2013

Fernando Torres returns to the starting line-up and makes his 100th Chelsea appearance, with Demba Ba on the bench.

Oscar comes into midfield with Victor Moses away on international duty. The rest of the midfield and the defence are unchanged so Ramires will again play alongside David Luiz in the deeper midfield roles.

For Swansea, Gerhard Tremmel replaces Michel Vorn in goal, as he has done throughout their Capital One Cup campaign. Michu returns up front with Danny Graham making way. Pablo Hernandez, captain Ashley Williams and Angel Rangel also come back in.

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

22 Ross Turnbull
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
2 Branislav Ivanovic
24 Gary Cahill
3 Ashley Cole (c)
7 Ramires
4 David Luiz
17 Eden Hazard
10 Juan Mata
11 Oscar
9 Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 40 Hilario, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 34 Ryan Bertrand, 57 Nathan Ake, 8 Frank Lampard, 21 Marko Marin, 29 Demba Ba.

Swansea are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:

Tremmel; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; Britton (c), Ki Sung-Yueng, De Guzman; Routledge, Michu, Hernandez.

Substitutues: Vorm, Monk, Tiendalli, Agustien, Dyer, Shechter, Graham.

The referee is Anthony Taylor.

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