LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Samuel Eto’o, Juan Mata and Willian all start for Chelsea in today’s English Premier League clash with Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge.
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Eto’o will lead the attack, as expected, while Willian has been given the chance to showcase his talent from the start in front of the Chelsea fans.
Fernando Torres has returned from an ankle injury and starts on the bench.
Mata comes in for Oscar, who has been very busy with international duties with Brazil.
Also starting is Ryan Bertrand, who comes into the starting side at left-back for the injured Ashley Cole.
Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard and Ramires all start as well, while David Luiz and John Terry have been picked to start at centerback and England international Gary Cahill left on the bench.
Chelsea v Cardiff
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Bertrand, Ramires, Lampard, Willian, Mata, Hazard, Eto’o.
Subs: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Essien, Oscar, De Bruyne, Torres.
Cardiff: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Whittingham, Medel, Odemwingie, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Cowie, Theophile-Catherine.
Subs: Lewis, Hudson, Campbell, Kim, Gestede, Noone, Maynard.
Referee: Anthony Taylor