LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) Frank Lampard returns to the Chelsea FC starting line-up for this afternoon’s Barclays Premier League clash with Everton FC at Goodison Park.
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Lampard, who was dropped to the bench for the Boxing Day win over Norwich, is back in the midfield and will play alongside Ramires and David Luiz.
Eden Hazard is also back in the starting XI, with Oscar and Victor Moses both back on the bench.
Fernando Torres will again lead the attack for a Chelsea side, looking to move back into third place with a win.
Meanwhile, Everton manager David Moyes made two changes to his team for the contest.
The adjustments see Johnny Heitinga replacing Phil Neville and Steven Naismith coming in for midfielder Darron Gibson.
Everton continue to be without top goalscorer Marouane Fellaini, who sits out the final game of his three-match suspension.
Everton v Chelsea – Starting Teams
Everton: Howard, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Naismith, Osman, Hitzlsperger, Pienaar, Anichebe, Jelavic
Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy, Browning
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Luiz, Lampard, Mata, Torres, Hazard
Subs: Turnbull, Oscar, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake
Referee: Howard Webb