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TEAM NEWS: Chelsea's Fernando Torres starts against former club Liverpool in League Cup clash

TEAM NEWS: Chelsea's Fernando Torres starts against former club Liverpool in League Cup clash

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The Spain international is given the nod against his former club and will feature alongside emerging Belgian Romelu Lukaku for the visit of Kenny Dalglish's men

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has restored Fernando Torres to his starting line-up for tonight's League Cup quarter-final match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard starts in attack against his former club alongside Romelu Lukaku, as Villas-Boas makes a number of changes to the side that defeated Wolves 3-0 on Saturday.

Ross Turnbull is given a rare start in goal, while young left-back Ryan Bertrand starts in place of Ashley Cole.

Highly-rated midfielder Josh McEachran features in a three-man midfield alongside the recalled Frank Lampard and former Barcelona youngster Oriel Romeu.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has made a number of adjustments to his starting XI from the 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the weekend, handing starts to defensive trio Jamie Carragher, Sebastian Coates and Martin Kelly.

Young midfielder Jay Spearing has been given a chance to impress in the heart of the Reds' midfield. At the head of attack, Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll have both been recalled to the starting line-up after missing out against Roberto Mancini’s side.

Chelsea:
Turnbull; Bosingwa, Alex, Luiz, Bertrand; McEachran, Romeu, Lampard; Malouda, Lukaku, Torres.

Subs: Hilario, Ferrira, Ivanovic, Ramires, Kalou, Mata, Anelka.

Liverpool: Reina; Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Enrique; Henderson, Spearing, Lucas, Maxi; Bellamy, Carroll.

Subs:
Doni, Skrtel, Flanagan, Adam, Downing, Kuyt, Suarez.

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