(Sporting Alert) — Jose Mourinho has decided to reward Demba Ba for his match-winning performance in the Champions League in midweek with a starting Chelsea place against Swansea City in the Premier League today.
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Ba, who has been used sparingly this season by Mourinho, came on and scored the winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and manager has decided to name him in the starting team to lead the attacking line.
Both Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o start on the bench today.
Also starting for Chelsea are Willian and Andre Schurrle, who were both very impressive against PSG, as well as Ramires, Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah.
Ashley Cole, David Luiz are Oscar amongst the subs.
Swansea, in the meantime, has recalled Pablo Hernandez, who comes in for the injured Michu, while Nathan Dyer replaced Jonathan de Guzman, who is on the bench.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Salah, Willian, Schurrle, Ba. Subs: Cole, Luiz, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Schwarzer, Eto’o.
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Britton, Shelvey, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Fulton, Amat, Taylor, de Guzman, Tremmel, Ngog, Emnes.