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Chelsea in the 2012-13 Premier League, Game 1: Wigan - Game Thread

Nobody ever needs an excuse to use this photo, FYI.
Nobody ever needs an excuse to use this photo, FYI.

Finally, Chelsea's return to meaningful action is here! We face Wigan today, exactly three months on from our greatest day ever. Hopefully, we can get a result worthy of our triumph today, and better than dearly-departed manager Andre Villas-Boas did with Spurs yesterday.

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Chelsea Lineup: [4-2-3-1] Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry, Ashley Cole; Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel; Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Ryan Bertrand; Fernando Torres

Chelsea Subs: Ross Turnbull, Gary Cahill, Paulo Ferreira, Michael Essien, Raul Meireles, Oscar, Daniel Sturridge.

Wigan Lineup: [3-4-3]: Ali Al-Habsi; Gary Caldwell, Antolin Alcaraz, Maynor Figueroa; Ivan Ramis, Emmerson Boyce, James McArthur, James McCarthy, Victor Moses, Shaun Maloney, Franco di Santo.

Wigan Subs: Mike Pollitt, Arouna Kone, David Jones, Albert Crusat, Ben Watson, Jordi Gomez, Mauro Boselli.

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