Midfield stars missing for Chelsea

Juan Mata

Chelsea stars Ramires, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard have been rested for tonight’s Premier League west London derby against QPR.

Victor Moses and Oscar return with Marko Marin making his first league start for the Blues, while Ross Turnbull replaces groin-injury victim Petr Cech in goal.

QPR have also rang the changes with David Hoilett, Fabio Da Silva and Shaun Derry coming in following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat by Liverpool.

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Bertrand, Luiz, Lampard, Marin, Oscar, Moses, Torres.

Subs: Hilario, Cole, Ramires, Mata, Hazard, Ferreira, Piazon.

QPR: Julio Cesar, Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Da Silva, Mbia, Derry, Hoilett, Granero, Taarabt, Mackie.

Subs: Green, Ferdinand, Park, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Dyer, Faurlin.

Referee: Lee Mason.

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