Fernando Torres starts against his former side with Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar the three players behind the striker.

Rotation continues in central defence with Branislav Ivanovic moving central to partner David Luiz with John Terry on the bench. John Mikel Obi replaces Frank Lampard so Petr Cech is captain.

Liverpool make one change. Daniel Sturridge is dropped with Stewart Downing his replacement.

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
17 Eden Hazard
10 Juan Mata
11 Oscar
9 Fernando Torres

Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 26 John Terry, 8 Frank Lampard, 30 Yossi Benayoun, 13 Victor Moses, 29 Demba Ba.

Liverpool are expected to line up in the following 4-3-3 formation:

Reina; Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique; Gerrard (c), Lucas, Henderson; Downing, Suárez, Coutinho.

Substitutes: Jones, Coates, Skrtel, Shelvey, Coady, Assaidi, Sturridge.

The referee is Kevin Friend.

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