TEAM NEWS: Ba preferred to Torres for Chelsea against West Ham

The Spaniard joins John Terry and Oscar on the bench for Rafa Benitez's side with Gary Cahill and Victor Moses coming in while Sam Allardyce makes two changes for the Hammers
Demba Ba starts ahead of Fernando Torres for Chelsea against West Ham this afternoon.

Rafa Benitez also drops John Terry to the bench despite the Englishman and Spaniard both finding the back of the net against Steaua in midweek.

Victor Moses also comes back into the side in place of Oscar who drops to the bench.

Sam Allardyce replaces the injured Matt Taylor with Ricardo Vaz Te and brings in Jack Collison for Joe Cole after the Hammers midfielder failed to recover in time to feature against his former club.

Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Moses, Mata, Hazard; Ba.

Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Mikel, Oscar, Torres.

West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Demel, Reid, Collins, O'Brien; O'Neil, Diame, Collison, Jarvis; Vaz Te, Carroll.

Subs: Spiegel, McCartney, Pogatetz, Tomkins, Taylor, C.Cole, Chamakh.