Chelsea vs. Reading - Lineups & Game Thread

Reading got to sit on a bus last spring, too, but our bus was way cooler. And it wasn't raining. Losers.

This is the first match at Stamford Bridge since that faithful May night in Munich. Expect the Bridge to be rocking...so don't come-a knocking!

Or do. Because the CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE are in the house! Stand up; turn up the volume; appreciate.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic; Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel; Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Ramires; Fernando Torres

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, Ryan Bertrand, Michael Essien, Oriol Romeu, Raul Meireles, Oscar, Daniel Sturridge

Reading starting lineup (4-5-1): Adam Federici; Ian Harte, Alex Pearce, Kaspars Gorkss, Chris Gunter; Garath McCleary, Jobi McAnuff, Jem Karacan, Danny Guthrie, Mikele Leigertwood; Pavel Pogrebnyak

Substitutes from: Alex McCarthy, Shaun Cummings (ex-Chelsea trainee!), Adrian Mariappa, Jay Tabb, Hal Robson-Kanu, Adam le Fondre

So that's about as first choice as it gets for Chelsea, with the added aerial presence of Gary Cahill back there with Terry. Let's take care of this one early and keep the legs fresh!

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