Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Lineups

Fernando Torres starts for Chelsea as they face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Despite the form of new signing Demba Ba, Torres continues to start for the Blues with the former Newcastle man left on the bench. Ramires and Frank Lampard start in midfield, while Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill comprise Chelsea's centre-back partnership, with John Terry starting on the bench as he returns from injury.

Arsenal, meanwhile, line up with a midfield of Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, and Abou Diaby, with Santiago Cazorla and Theo Walcott out wide. Emmanuel Frimpong and Aaron Ramsey are on the bench for the Gunners, along with the much-maligned Andrei Arshavin.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Cesar Azpilicueta, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Oscar, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard; Fernando Torres.

Arsenal (4-5-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Kieran Gibbs; Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Abou Diaby, Santiago Cazorla, Theo Walcott; Olivier Giroud

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