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