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Team News: Didier Drogba on Chelsea bench

Team News: Drogba on Chelsea bench
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Didier Drogba starts on the bench for Chelsea against Stoke City.

Didier Drogba has only made the bench for Chelsea's opening Premier League fixture at Stoke City.

Fernando Torres is the man chosen by Andre Villas-Boas to lead the Chelsea attack, while Nicolas Anelka is also selected among the substitutes.

For hosts Stoke, Jonathan Woodgate has been handed his Premier League debut by manager Tony Pulis, while Kenwyne Jones partners Jonathan Walters up front.

Stoke: Begovic; Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson; Pennant, Delap, Whelan, Etherington; Jones, Walters.

Chelsea: Cech; Cole, Terry, Alex, Bosingwa; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard; Malouda, Kalou, Torres.

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