Juan Mata returns to the starting line-up for this afternoon’s Community Shield clash with Manchester City at Villa Park, his first start of pre-season, following his involvement at both the Euros and Olympics.
At the back, David Luiz partners captain John Terry in the centre of defence, while Ramires and Eden Hazard will look to supply the width in behind lone striker Fernando Torres.
Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
4. David Luiz
12. Mikel Obi
Substitutes: Turnbull, Bertrand, Cahill, Meireles, Essien, Sturridge, Piazon.