Chelsea captain John Terry returns after completion of his four-match-ban to lead his side in an important Premier League game against Liverpool.
David Luiz is kept out of the side with a bout of tonsillitis while Ryan Bertrand comes into the side and Ashley Cole is also missing for the game at Stamford Bridge.
Brendan Rodgers keeps Jamie Carragher in the starting line up after his involvement in Europe in midweek while Glen Johnson also returns but Martin Skrtel misses out completely.
Midfielders Joe Cole and Stuart Downing are relegated to the bench as Steven Gerrard returns to face the man who he inherited the England captaincy from, while Brad Jones keeps his place in between the sticks.
Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand; Mikel, Ramires; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cahill, Romeu, Marin, Moses, Sturridge
Liverpool starting XI: Jones; Wisdom, Carragher, Agger; Johnson, Gerrard, Sahin, Allen, Enrique; Sterling, Suarez
Subs: Gulacsi, Cole, Assaidi, Henderson, Coates, Downing, Suso