LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Oscar of Chelsea celebrates scoring their first goal with David Luiz of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Chelsea and Juventus at Stamford Bridge on September 19, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
John Terry and Frank Lampard start on the bench for Chelsea as they face Stoke City.
Oscar has also been handed a start in midfield for the Blues. The young Brazilian scored a sensational brace against Juventus in Chelsea's midweek Champions League fixture, and Roberto Di Matteo has decided that he is ready to start in the Premier League.
Stoke, meanwhile, start summer signings Charlie Adam, Steven N'Zonzi, and Geoff Cameron, with the American playing in defence for the Potters. Michael Owen once again gets a place on the bench, with Peter Crouch leading Stoke's attack and Jonathan Walters likely to play in behind him.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Mikel; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres. Bench: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Terry, Bertrand, Romeu, Lampard, Moses.
Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Walters, Whelan, Adam, Nzonzi, Kightly; Crouch. Bench: Sorensen, Upson, Shotton, Whitehead, Etherington, Owen, Jones.