Chelsea’s new signing from Benfica, Ramires, will make his full Premier League debut for the Blues against West ham at Upton Park today.
He replaces midfielder Frank Lampard was sidelined with a hernia injury.
Captain John Terry has recovered from a hamstring problem to make his 300th Premier League start, and he is joined in the centre of defence by fit-again Branislav Ivanovic. Alex has been dropped to the bench.
Salomon Kalou is preferred to Florent Malouda in attack.
West Ham bring in debutants Lars Jacobsen at right-back and Victor Obinna up front.
West Ham: Green, Jacobsen, Ben-Haim, Upson, Ilunga, Parker, Behrami, Noble, Boa Morte, Cole, Obinna.
Subs: Stech, Tomkins, Dyer, Barrera, Kovac, Faubert, Piquionne.
Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Ramires, Anelka, Drogba, Kalou.
Subs: Turnbull, Benayoun, Malouda, Zhirkov, Sturridge, Alex, Kakuta.
Referee: Chris Foy.