TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V WIGAN ATHLETIC

Posted on: Sat 09 Feb 2013

Eden Hazard returns to the starting line-up but Juan Mata has a virus so is on the bench.

Demba Ba is also assessed as not quite ready to begin the game following his broken nose so is among the subs with Fernando Torres in the team.

David Luiz returns after two weeks out and will play in midfield with Ramires moving further forward. Petr Cech is okay to play despite his finger injury.

Wigan captain Gary Caldwell has been passed fit so the visitors are unchanged. Arouna Kone, back from Africa, is on the bench.

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

1 Petr Cech
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
24 Gary Cahill
2 Branislav Ivanovic
3 Ashley Cole
4 David Luiz
8 Frank Lampard (c)
7 Ramires
11 Oscar
17 Eden Hazard
9 Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 34 Ryan Bertrand, 30 Yossi Benayoun, 10 Juan Mata, 21 Marko Marin, 29 Demba Ba.

Wigan are expected to line up in the following 3-5-2 formation:

Al Habsi; Scharner, Caldwell (c),Figueroa; Stam, McArthur, McCarthy, Espinoza, Beausejour; Di Santo, Maloney.

Substitutues: Robles, Golobar, Jones, Gomez, McManaman, Henriquez, Kone.

The referee is Mike Dean.

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