TEAM NEWS: WEST BROMWICH ALBION V CHELSEA

Posted on: Tue 11 Feb 2014

Ramires returns to the midfield and will play alongside Nemanja Matic with Frank Lampard making way. That is the one change from the side that began the weekend win over Newcastle.

Samuel Eto'o starts at centre-forward for the sixth consecutive game. Fit-again Fernando Torres is back on the bench. Petr Cech is the captain.

West Brom make four changes from their defeat at Crystal Palace. Steven Reid comes in at right-back with Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino added to the midfield and Thievy Bifouma replacing Victor Anichebe up front.

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

1 Petr Cech (c); 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 24 Gary Cahill, 4 David Luiz, 28 Cesar Azpilicueta; 7 Ramires, 21 Nemanja Matic; 22 Willian, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard; 29 Samuel Eto'o.

Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 3 Ashley Cole, 12 John Mikel Obi, 8 Frank Lampard, 14 Andre Schurrle, 15 Mohamed Salah, 9 Fernando Torres.

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

Foster; Reid, McAuley, Dawson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Brunt; Amalfitano, Morrison, Berahino; Thievy,

Substitutes: Myhill, Lugano, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Vydra, Gera, Anichebe.

The referee is Anthony Taylor.

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