Despite the Spaniard’s brilliant midweek goal, he’ll be back on the bench for Blues…
Juan Mata scored a screamer in the midweek League Cup victory over Arsenal, but Jose Mourinho’s insistent rotation policy will likely see him drop back to the bench in favour of German wing-forward Andre Schurrle.
Spanish striker Fernando Torres will retain his spot up front after an excellent performance last weekend against Manchester City, with Eden Hazard and Oscar filling the other attacking positions.
Frank Lampard and Ramires will play in midfield, ahead of a likely defensive partnership of John Terry and Gary Cahill.
Stalwart fullbacks Branislav Ivanovic and Ashley Cole will take their place either side of the centre-halves.