Terry and Anelka out for Chelsea

Terry and Anelka out for Chelsea

Captain John Terry has been left out of the Chelsea side for their Premier League game against newly-promoted Blackpool at Stamford Bridge today.

Terry has suffered a recurrence of the rib injury he sustained at West Ham last week.

Branislav Ivanovic and Alex line up in central defence. Ramires makes his first Stamford Bridge start with England midfielder Frank Lampard still absent with a hernia injury.

Nicolas Anelka has been rested so Salomon Kalou joins captain Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda in attack.

Blackpool have made one change from the side that won away at Newcastle with Alex Baptiste selected ahead of Brett Ormerod.

Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Alex, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Ramires, Kalou, Drogba, Malouda.

Subs: Turnbull, Benayoun, Zhirkov, Sturridge, Anelka, Bruma, Kakuta.

Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Baptiste, Keinan, Crainey, Grandin, Adam, Vaughan, Varney, Campbell.

Subs: Halstead, Southern, Harewood, Ormerod, Taylor-Fletcher, Cathcart, Carney.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg.

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