With John Terry beginning a four-game suspension, Gary Cahill comes in to partner David Luiz in central defence.

Frank Lampard, meanwhile, having recovered from a calf injury, starts on the bench, with Ramires playing alongside John Mikel Obi as the two deep-lying midfielders.

Fernando Torres starts up front, while Daniel Sturridge is fit again and is named as one of our substitutes.

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

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

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 28 Cesar Aspilicueta, 34 Ryan Bertrand, 6 Oriol Romeu, 8 Frank Lampard, 13 Victor Moses, 23 Sturridge.

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

Friedel; Walker, Gallas (c), Caulker, Vertonghen; Sandro, Huddlestone; Lennon, Dempsey, Sigurdsson; Defoe.

Substitutes: Lloris, Dawson, Livermore, Naughton, Falque, Townsend, Adebayor.

The referee is Mike Dean.

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