The Czech Republic international is in goal against his former club, while the likes of Oscar and Ashley Cole settle for the bench as Marko Marin and Ryan Bertrand play
A defence of Cesar Azpilicueta, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill and Ryan Bertrand is in front of the goalkeeper, while Ramires and Frank Lampard will look to contain any attacks from the hosts.
In attack, Marko Marin starts alongside Juan Mata and Eden Hazard, while Fernando Torres leads the line with Demba Ba absent.
On the bench for the visitors are Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Ashley Cole, club captain John Terry, 17-year-old Nathan Ake, Brazilian attacker Oscar and Yossi Benayoun.
Sparta Prague starting XI: Vaclik; Zapotocny, Svejdik, Holek, Hybs; Husbauer, Vacha, Matejovsky; Kadlec, Lafata, Krejci.
Subs: Cech, Pamic, Vidlicka, Polom, Janos, Kweuke, Bednar.
Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand; Ramires, Lampard; Marin, Mata, Hazard, Torres.
Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cole, Terry, Ake, Oscar, Benayoun.