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Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion: Lineups & Game Thread

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Clive Rose

In lieu of any sort of proper introduction - not that anybody reads the posts, especially the game thread ones, anyway - let's take a look at the players all y'all picked to start this match in the 'choose your squad' article.

The leading vote getters, in order, were Cech, Terry, Ramires, and Eto'o, who form your spine.  Behind the lone striker, you picked the trio of Hazard - Mata - Willian, while to partner Ramires, you chose Mikel.  Cahill just edged out Sideshow Dave as the second central defender, while your fullbacks of choice are A.Cole and Azpilicueta.  Your bench comprised of:  Schwarzer, Ba, Lampard, Oscar, Schürrle, Ivanovic, and Sideshow.

Now, let's see what Mourinho picked.

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Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Petr Cech | Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic | Frank Lampard, Ramires | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian | Samuel Eto'o

Substitutes from: Mark Schwarzer, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Mikel, Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, Demba Ba

West Bromwich Albion starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Boaz Myhill | Liam Ridgewell, Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley, Steven Reid | Youssuf Mulumbu, Claudio Yacob | Chris Brunt, Stephane Sessegnon, Morgan Amalfitano | Shane Long

Substitutes from: Luke Daniels, Craig Dawson, Goran Popov, James Morrison, Saido Berahino, Victor Anichebe, Matej Vydra

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For all the moaning about the schedule, Mourinho keeps pretty much the same starting eleven as midweek.  As expected, Hazard returns, as does Lampard.  Otherwise we're unchanged.