TEAM NEWS: Drogba drops to the bench for Chelsea as Ancelotti opts for Torres, Malouda & Anelka against Fulham

Luiz starts as Cottagers make one change for local derby
After defeat to Liverpool in his last game, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has made three changes to his starting line-up for Monday's west London derby against Fulham, with Didier Drogba the notable absentee as the Italian keeps faith with new signing Fernando Torres.

Florent Malouda comes in for the Ivorian, who is on the bench, and the other two changes see David Luiz make his first start for the club in place of Jose Bosingwa while Ramires replaces John-Obi Mikel in the midfield.

After their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa, Fulham manager Mark Hughes has made just one change to his side with John Pantsil dropping to the bench and Mexican Carlos Salcido coming into the starting line-up.

Former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell continues in midfield alongside Danny Murphy, whilst another former Blues favourite, Eidur Gudjohnsen, is still only fit enough for a place on the bench.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Essien, Ramires, Lampard; Anelka, Torres, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Mikel, Drogba, Ferreira, Kalou, McEachran, Sala.

Fulham starting XI: Schwarzer; Baird, Hughes, Hangeland, Salcido; Duff, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey; Dembele, Johnson. Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Pantsil, Gera, Gudjohnsen, Davies, Greening.

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