Frank Lampard begins the game on the bench so Ramires joins John Mikel Obi as two deeper midfielders with Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard playing further upfield.

David Luiz returns to partner John Terry in defence.

Arsenal make one change. Thomas Vermaelen replaces Per Mertesacker in central defence.

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

1 Petr Cech
2 Branislav Ivanovic
4 David Luiz
26 John Terry (c)
3 Ashley Cole
7 Ramires
12 John Mikel Obi
10 Juan Mata
11 Oscar
17 Eden Hazard
9 Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 28 Cesar Aspilicueta, 24 Gary Cahill, 34 Ryan Bertrand, 6 Oriol Romeu, 8 Frank Lampard, 13 Victor Moses.

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

Mannone; Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen (c), Gibbs; Arteta, Diaby; Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski; Gervinho.

Subs: Martinez, Santos, Mertesacker, Djourou, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud.

The referee is Martin Atkinson

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