Malouda comes in to strong Chelsea side against Portsmouth

Andre Villas-Boas named a strong-looking Chelsea line-up for this afternoon’s FA Cup third round tie with Portsmouth.

Andre Villas-Boas named a strong-looking Chelsea line-up for this afternoon’s FA Cup third round tie with Portsmouth.

The west Londoners made just one change to the side that beat Wolves on Monday as Florent Malouda replaced Oriol Romeu in midfield.

Portsmouth made three changes for the Stamford Bridge encounter, with Joel Ward and Greg Halford back from suspension and Ricardo Rocha returning from a calf injury.

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Meireles, Lampard, Mata, Torres, Malouda.

Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Lukaku, Ferreira, McEachran, Hutchinson, Bertrand.

Portsmouth: Henderson, Mokoena, Rocha, Pearce, Halford, Ward, Norris, Mullins, Lawrence, Kitson, Futacs.

Subs: Ashdown, Hreidarsson, Huseklepp, Williams, Mwaruwari, Ben-Haim, Webster.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

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