The Spanish striker should start ahead of Samuel Eto’o following midweek brace…
First-choice left-back Ashley Cole is expected to be fit once more as Jose Mourinho’s side welcome fellow Premier League title contenders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
He should start alongside John Terry and David Luiz, with Gary Cahill returning to the bench after starting midweek against Schalke.
Stalwart centre-midfield partnership Frank Lampard and Ramires will definitely start, with Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata expected to occupy the three attacking midfield positions.
Following his impressive Champions League performance, Fernando Torres should start up top ahead of Samuel Eto’o, despite the Cameroonian scoring his first Premier League goal last weekend.