TEAM NEWS: Terry benched for Chelsea’s clash with Liverpool

Rafa Benitez makes three changes following his side’s 3-0 win over Fulham on Wednesday, while Stewart Downing replaces Daniel Sturridge for Brendan Rodgers’ side

Chelsea captain John Terry has been named as a substitute for his side’s Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield.

Despite scoring twice against Fulham in Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Fulham on Wednesday, the 32-year-old is replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta, while Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz form a centre-back partnership.

Frank Lampard also drops to the bench after starting against Fulham, while John Obi Mikel replaces the England international in central midfield.

In attack for Chelsea, Fernando Torres starts against his former club, while Oscar is preferred to Victor Moses on the right flank.

For Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers makes only one change from his side’s goalless draw at Reading on April 13 as Stewart Downing replaces Daniel Sturridge in attack.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Enrique; Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson; Downing, Coutinho, Suarez

Subs: Jones, Skrtel, Coates, Shelvey, Coady, Assaidi, Sturridge

Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Bertrand, Ramires, Mikel, Hazard, Mata, Oscar, Torres

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Terry, Lampard, Benayoun, Moses, Ba

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