[Teams] Wigan vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-ups

By on August 19, 2012

European champions Chelsea get their Premier League season underway with a trip to face Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium today.

Roberto Di Matteo has handed a competitive debut to Eden Hazard while youngster Ryan Bertrand is a surprise starter. Frank Lampard and Mikel make up the midfield with Juan Mata supporting Fernando Torres in attack.

Reported Chelsea target Victor Moses starts for Wigan as does new signing Ivan Ramis.

Here are the confirmed line-ups

Wigan Team

Al-Habsi, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Ramis, Boyce, Figueroa, McArthur, McCartney, Moses, Maloney, Di Santo.

Subs: Pollitt, Kone, Jones, Crusat, Watson, Gomez, Boselli.

Chelsea Team

Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Mikel; Hazard, Mata, Bertrand; Torres

Subs: Turnbull, Cahill, Ferreira, Essien, Meireles, Oscar, Sturridge

We’ll have highlights from the game up shortly after the final whistle so check back later.

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7 Comments

  1. Ste

    August 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    RDM is gonna have a reality check sooner or later, Lampard and Mikel should not be starting every game it’s not fast enough and Mikel looses a lot of possession. Pathetic

  2. Ste

    August 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    RDM is gonna have a reality check sooner or later, Lampard and Mikel should not be starting every game it’s not fast enough and Mikel looses a lot of possession. Pathetic and Ramires not even in the team what a joke

  3. Mahlon Nkotashi

    August 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    And wr is Ramires for Chelsea?

  4. Chuks

    August 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Give rdm a break. His first 10 matches will say wat next. U guys saying all dis dnt even knw wat it is to coach a championship side…………

  5. EMMANUEL PAAPA TANDOH, 00233547463023

    August 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Eeh, RDM GONNA LEAVE, WAT A DIRTY SHOCK, DAT CALL ME BACK MIKEL IS GOING TO START AHEAD OF ESSIEN OR ROMEU. THEN WHY DO U BUY THAT TALENTED ROMEU. RA, WHERE ARE U, RDM WANT TO MAKE MISTAKES IN CHELSEA SETUP. MIKEL SHOULD BE OMITTED KORAA AAA.

  6. EMMANUEL PAAPA TANDOH, 00233547463023

    August 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    MASSA MIKEL SHOUD BE OMITTED IN THE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELD. WHERE IS ESSIEN AND ROMEU

  7. Ste

    August 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Yeah so we Maybe two nil up but point proven with Mikel and Lampard there just not quick enough too realease the ball and make silly mistakes even when not under pressure

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