LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Fernando Torres returned to the starting line up for Chelsea for the Barclays Premier League clash with QPR at Stamford Bridge.

The forward who came on the score against Barcelona and helped send Chelsea through to the final, replaces Didier Drogba in the starting XI.

Also are Daniel Sturridge and Salomon Kalou, who will support Torres, while Paulo Ferreira, Jose Bosingwa, who starts at centre-back and Michael Essien are all in for the Blues.

QPR, meanwhile, as on the hunt for points and manger Mark Hughes made two changes from the side which played in the last outing.

Returning are Djibril Cisse, who comes back from suspension and Akos Buzsaky.

Chelsea vs QPR

Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Terry, Cole, Mata, Essien, Lampard, Sturridge, Torres, Kalou
Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Ramires, Drogba, Malouda, Meireles, Hutchinson

QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Mackie, Barton, Derry, Buzsaky, Cisse, Zamora
: Cerny, Gabbidon, Campbell, Traore, Young, Smith, Wright-Phillips

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)


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

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