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Chelsea v Albion - team news

9 November 2013

Clarke makes two changes - one enforced

STEVE Clarke makes two changes – one enforced – to the team that beat Crystal Palace 2-0 last weekend.

Claudio Yacob is recalled in midfield in place of James Morrison, who drops to the bench.

Steven Reid makes his first Barclays Premier League appearance of the season as he comes in for the injured Billy Jones at right-back.

Victor Anichebe returns from a tight hamstring to take his place among the substitutes.

Nicolas Anelka misses out on a return to his former club due to a minor groin strain and the game comes too soon for ex-Blue Scott Sinclair, who only returned to training this week following a hamstring problem.

Jose Mourinho makes four changes to the Blues team that lost 2-0 at Newcastle last weekend.

Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Willian and Samuel Eto’o come in for benched trio David Luiz, Ashley Cole and Juan Mata, and the injured Fernando Torres.

CHELSEA: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpi; Ramires, Lampard; Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Eto'o. Subs: Schwarzer (gk), Cole, Luiz, Mikel, Mata, De Bruyne, Ba.

ALBION: Myhill; Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt (c); Long. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Dawson, Popov, Morrison, Berahino, Anichebe, Vydra.

REFEREE: A Marriner (West Midlands).

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