The veteran Cameroonian will take the injured Spaniard’s place…
Ryan Bertrand has been passed fit at left-back, but Ashley Cole should start – alongside John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill. Joe Mourinho is reportedly very disappointed with David Luiz’s performance against Newcastle United at the weekend, and will drop the Brazilian for Cahill.
In midfield, Ramires will play a holding role, allowing Frank Lampard to roam forward.
In the three attacking midfield positions, Juan Mata will drop back to the bench following a lacklustre Premier League display against the Magpies, where he was dragged off after 69 minutes. Birthday boy Andre Schurrle will take his place, alongside the two first-choice attackers Oscar and Eden Hazard.
Fernando Torres is injured, meaning Samuel Eto’o will take his place spearheading the side.