TEAM NEWS: SOUTHAMPTON V CHELSEA

Posted on: Mon 01 Apr 2013

Fernando Torres leads the line with John Terry returning to the starting line-up on the south coast.

Terry replaces the injured Gary Cahill, while other injury doubt Ramires is on the bench. There is no Juan Mata in the squad, with Victor Moses, Oscar and Marko Marin starting behind Torres. Eden Hazard is among the subs.

Southampton bring Steven Davis and Jason Puncheon, who scored against us at Stamford Bridge in January, into their starting 11 at the expense of Gaston Ramirez and Adam Lallana.

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

1 Petr Cech

28 Cesar Azpilicueta

2 Branislav Ivanovic

26 John Terry (c)

34 Ryan Bertrand

12 John Mikel Obi

8 Frank Lampard

13 Victor Moses

11 Oscar

21 Marko Marin

9 Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 3 Ashley Cole, 4 David Luiz, 7 Ramires, 17 Eden Hazard, 30 Yossi Benayoun, 29 Demba Ba.


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

Boruc; Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw; Puncheon, Schneiderlin, Cork, S Davis; Lambert, Rodriguez.

Substitutues: K Davis, Fonte, Forren, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado.

The referee is Jon Moss.