Juan Mata give Chelsea lead: West Ham v Chelsea Teams

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Rafael Benitez made changes again to his starting line-up today for Chelsea’s Barclays Premier League game at West Ham United.

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This though, didn’t affect the miss firing Fernando Torres, who despite his lack of goals, remains in the starting XI.

However, Oscar was dropped to the bench, with Juan Mata getting a recall.

Victor Moses and Gary Cahill also start, while David Luiz – serving a one-match ban after picking up five bookings this season missing.

West Ham are without striker Andy Carroll, who misses the game because of a knee injury, with Carlton Cole starting in his place today.

Mark Noble returned from suspension and Gary O’Neil also starts.

West Ham v Chelsea

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Reid, O’Brien, Tomkins, Noble, O’Neil, Nolan, Jarvis, Cole

Subs: Spiegel, Taylor, Diame, Maiga, Spence, Fanimo, Moncur

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Moses, Hazard, Mata, Torres

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Bertrand, Romeu, Oscar, Marin, Piazon

Referee: Martin Atkinson


James Anderson is a major football contributor for SportingAlert.
Covers events from the teams in London, including Chelsea and Arsenal.

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