• Premier League

Chelsea's Ba makes surprise start at Norwich

ESPN staff
October 6, 2013

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has recalled striker Demba Ba to lead the line against Norwich at Carrow Road this afternoon.

Samuel Eto'o replaced the injured Fernando Torres during Tuesday's Champions League victory over Steaua Bucharest and had been expected to continue in place of the Spaniard, who is also serving a Premier League suspension.

However, the Cameroonian has to settle for a place on the bench while Ba makes his first start since a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in just the second game of the season.

Norwich City: Ruddy; Martin, Bassong, Turner, Olsson; Howson, Tettey, Fer; Pilkington, Snodgrass, van Wolfswinkel.

Substitutes: Bunn (GK), Whittaker, Johnson, Hooper, Elmander, Redmond, R Bennett.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, D Luiz, Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Oscar, Mata, Schurrle; Ba

Substitutes: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Essien, Willian, Hazard, Eto'o

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