Dec 29, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT
Petr Cech also goes for a Chelsea milestone – a club record 208 clean sheets – on his 456th appearance.
For the visitors, Liverpool will look to keep pace with rivals Everton who leapfrogged them in the table with the Toffees earlier win. Brendan Rodgers has gone with a familiar lineup, with just Steven Gerrard and Victor Moses out injured.
Chelsea – Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; D Luiz, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.
Bench – Schwarzer, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Schurrle, Mata, Torres.
Liverpool – Mignolet; Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Sakho; Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho; Suarez.
Bench – Jones, Toure, Alberto, Aspas, Cissokho, Rossiter, Smith.
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