Chelsea vs. Fulham: Lineups

Rafa Benitez's first match in charge of Chelsea was hardly a banner day. Between the dreadful match and the less than positive reaction from the Stamford Bridge crowd, I'm sure he'll be ready to move on. Sadly for Rafa, the fans won't be getting on board with him anytime soon but at least his team has a pretty good chance of beating Fulham.

There's only two changes for Chelsea from their lineup on Sunday. Oriol Romeu replaces Mikel, while Ryan Bertrand takes over on the right wing for Juan Mata.

Fulham goes with nearly the same lineup from their loss to Stoke over the weekend. Ashkan Dejagah and Chris Beard are out of the midfield, replaced by Mahamadou Diarra and Damien Duff.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Peter Cech; César Azpilicueta, Branislav Ivanović, David Luiz, Ashley Cole; Ramires, Oriol Romeu; Eden Hazard, Oscar, Ryan Bertrand; Fernando Torres.

Fulham starting lineup (4-4-2): Mark Schwarzer; Sascha Riether, Philippe Senderos, Aaron Hughes, John Arne Riise; Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell, Mahamadou Diarra, Giorgos Karagounis; Dimitar Berbatov, Hugo Rodallega.

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