David Luiz has also been passed fit for the Blues and returns to the centre of defence, allowing Jose Bosingwa to shift to right-back having played much of the game against Tottenham alongside John Terry.
Branislav Ivanovic and John Obi Mikel picked up an injuries in that match and remain unavailable, the latter allowing Oriol Romeu to come into midfield, while the suspended Ramires is replaced by Frank Lampard.
More to follow...
Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Bosingwa, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Meireles, Romeu, Lampard; Sturridge, Torres, Mata
Subs: Turnbull, Drogba, Malouda, Lukaku, Ferreira, McEachran, Kalou
Fulham (4-4-1-1): Stockdale; Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise; Sa, Murphy, Dempsey, Frei; Ruiz; Dembele
Subs: Etheridge, Sidwell, Barid, Kasami, Hughes, Etuhu, Briggs
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