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Chelsea at Stoke: Game Thread/Lineups

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Chelsea (4-3-3): Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, John Terry, Alex, Jose Bosingwa; John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Frank Lampard; Florent Malouda, Fernando Torres, Salomon Kalou.

Substitutes: Henrique Hilario, Paulo Ferreira, Branislav Ivanovic, Josh McEachran, Yossi Benayoun, Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba.

Stoke (4-4-1-1): Asmir Begovic; Marc Wilson, Jonathan Woodgate, Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth; Matthew Etherington, Rory Delap, Glenn Whelan, Jermaine Pennant; Jonathan Walters; Kenwyne Jones.

Substitutes: Thomas Sorensen, Danny Collins, Danny Pugh, Salif Diao, Dean Whitehead, Andy Wilkinson, Ryan Shotton.

Fernando Torres starts for Chelsea; Didier Drogba does not, which is weird. In fact, many things about this lineup are weird, but enh whatever, my brain doesn't work this early in the morning. First game of the season yaaaaaaaaaaay. COME ON CHELSEA.