[Teams] Birmingham vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-ups

By on March 6, 2012

Chelsea start life without Andre Villas-Boas tonight as they face Birmingham City at St. Andrews tonight in their FA Cup replay.

Roberto Di Matteo will be in the hot seat for his first game for the Blues after being placed in charge until a new manager is found.

The Italian has left Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Daniel Sturridge and Didier Drogba on the bench, while Ashley Cole is ruled out entirely. Youngster Ryan Bertrand is given a chance to impress at left back, while Fernando Torres also starts.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Birmingham Team

Doyle; Spector, Davies, Ibanez, N’Daw; Redmond, Mutch, Gomis, Elliott; Rooney, Zigic.

SUBS: Myhill, Packwood, Valles, Reilly, Burke, Jervis, King.

Chelsea Team

Cech; Ivan, Luiz, Cahill, Bertrand; Ramires, Mikel, Meireles; Kalou, Torres, Mata

SUBS: Hilario, Essien, Lampard, Terry, Sturridge, Lukaku, Drogba

We’ll have video highlights up on the site shortly after the final whistle, so check back later.



  1. Udoka Nnaji

    March 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    New coach new style new line ups wish him best of luck

  2. Okikiola

    March 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Best of luck,

  3. olaniyan olajide

    March 7, 2012 at 3:48 am

    new coach,i like and i want u 2 continue using d young players u will see chelsea wil com out in flying coloure again…

  4. Obama

    March 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    New coach, new line up, new style, keep using younger players stop using lampard is to old to play on the pitch.pls don’t sell d.luiz use him at mid field, thank.

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