TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V SUNDERLAND

Posted on: Sun 07 Apr 2013

Branislav Ivanovic returns to the side and replaces John Terry in the one change to the defence.

Oscar and Eden Hazard are both back in having been subs on Thursday and there is rotation up front with Demba Ba swapped for Fernando Torres.

John Mikel Obi is also back and Ryan Bertrand makes his 50th Chelsea appearance.

Paolo Di Canio makes three changes for his first selection. Titus Bramble, James McClean and Danny Graham are out, Matt Kilgallon, Seb Larsson and Connor Wickham in.

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

1 Petr Cech (c)
28 Cesar Azpilicueta
2 Branislav Ivanovic
4 David Luiz
34 Ryan Bertrand
7 Ramires
12 John Mikel Obi
11 Oscar
10 Juan Mata
17 Eden Hazard
29 Demba Ba

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 26 John Terry, 8 Frank Lampard, 21 Marko Marin, 30 Yossi Benayoun, 9 Fernando Torres.

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

Mignolet; Bardsley, Kilgallon, O'Shea (c), Rose; Gardner, N'Diaye; Johnson, Sess├Ęgnon, Larrson; Wickham.

Substitutues: Westwood, Mangane, Colback,Laidler, McClean, Mandron, Graham.

The referee is Neil Swarbrick.

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