LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Ashley Cole, Samuel Eto’o and Juan Mata all return to the starting lineup for Chelsea in today’s Boxing Day English Premier League clash against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.

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Also starting today for Jose Mourinho’s side is David Luiz, who will partner John Terry at center-back with Gary Cahill starts on the bench.

Playmaker Oscar also starts for Chelsea, which made five changes from the last time out.

Swansea City also make notable changes from the last setup against Everton, with Angel Rangel, Neil Taylor, Jordi Amat, Leon Britton, Alejandro Pozuelo and Alvaro Vazquez all returning.

Dwight Tiendalli, Ben Davies, Chico Flores, Pablo Hernandez, Jonathan De Guzman and Wilfred Bony make way for the visitors.

Chelsea v Swansea

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o
Subs: Lampard, Torres, Schurrle, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Azpilicueta

Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Canas, Routledge, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Vazquez
Subs: Chico, Bony, Hernandez, Tiendalli, de Guzman, Ben Davies, Zabret

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)


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