Ross Turnbull, Ryan Bertrand, Victor Moses, Oscar and Marko Marin all start for Chelsea as Rafael Benitez rotates his squad to face Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge.
Cech is believed to be carrying an injury, but the other players are all brought in as normal squad rotation for the Blues. David Luiz also starts in his midfield role, while Frank Lampard, who bagged a brace in Chelsea's previous fixture, also makes a start.
Harry Redknapp recalls Fabio da Silva, Esteban Granero, Junior Hoilett and Shaun Derry to the starting lineup, all of whom were benched for the Rs 3-0 defeat against Liverpool. Jamie Mackie surprisingly starts up front alone, with Djibril Cisse on the bench.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Ross Turnbull; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Ryan Bertrand, David Luiz, Frank Lampard; Victor Moses, Oscar, Marko Marin, Fernando Torres.
Queens Park Rangers (4-5-1): Julio Cesar, Nedum Onuoha, Clint Hill, Ryan Nelsen, Fabio; Adel Taarabt, Shaun Derry, Esteban Granero, Junior Hoilett, Stephane Mbia; Jamie Mackie