Eto’o likely to get the nod ahead of Ba, with Torres crocked…
New signing Mohamed Salah has not trained with the team yet so will definitely not start, but £21m Nemanja Matic should retain his place after excellent debut last weekend.
GK) Petr Cech
The first-choice goalkeeper was rested against Stoke City in the FA Cup, but will almost definitely return to the lineup barring a late injury.
DR) Branislav Ivanovic
Ivanovic is fit again, and is an automatic starter when healthy because of his ultra-solid defensive work, and his ability to continually get up the right flank and support Chelsea’s attackers.
DC) John Terry
Terry was rested against Stoke in place of David Luiz, but has arguably been the league’s best defender this year, so will certainly regain his place.
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