Mikel starts, Anichebe makes bench


Thibaut Courtois, John Terry and John Mikel Obi return to the starting XI for the visit of West Brom tonight.

They are the only three changes Guus Hiddink makes to the side which began against Scunthorpe on Sunday. Asmir Begovic, Gary Cahill and Ramires make way. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is on the bench and so are Nemanja Matic and Loic Remy who have both recovered from injuries.

For West Brom, Jonas Olsson returns from injury with Salomon Rondon the preferred striker.

Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:

Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Diego Costa.

Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Matic, Ramires, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Remy .

West Brom are expected to line up in the following 4-5-1 formation:

Myhill; Dawson, Evans, McAuley, Olsson; Morrison, Fletcher, Yacob, Brunt, McClean; Rondon.

Subs: Foster, Chester, Gardner, Anichebe, Berahino, McManaman, Sessegnon.

The referee is Anthony Taylor.


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