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The defensive pair look to put a week of off-field antics to rest and continue the Blues' stay at the top of the Premier League table as the Canaries look for first win

Chelsea defenders John Terry and Ashley Cole are in the starting line-up as the Blues face Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.

The duo return to action following a week of off-field headlines whilst Frank Lampard also makes a return to midfield and Gary Cahill makes do with a place on the bench.

The Stamford Bridge side will look to put a week of controversy behind them and extend their stay at the top of the Premier League table, whilst Chris Hughton's side are still looking for thier first league win of the season.

The Canaries make five changes from the side that were demolished 5-2 at home to Liverpool with Grant Holt, Sebastien Bassong and Wes Hoolahan returning to the starting line-up in a crunch match for the East Anglian outfit.

Steve Morison and Michael Turner are dropped to the bench and Robert Snodgrass also starts among the substitutes.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres.

Subs:
Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Bertrand, Romeu, Ramires, Moses.

Norwich starting XI: Ruddy; R Martin, Barnett, Bassong, Garrido; E Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Tettey, Hoolahan; Holt.

Subs: Bunn, Turner, Jackson, Snodgrass, Morison, Pilkington, R. Bennett.

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