The former England international has spent a number of Premier League fixtures on the bench in recent months, but his services have been called upon by interim manager Rafael Benitez for the visit of the Swans.
Terry's presence has resulted in David Luiz being pushed further forward into a midfield role, while Demba Ba has been preferred to Fernando Torres as a lone striker. Gary Cahill has also recovered from injury to start in the four-man defence.
Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Luiz; Oscar, Mata, Hazard; Ba
Swansea: Vorm; Rangel, Flores, Williams, Davies; Britton, Ki, De Guzman; Routledge, Michu, Hernandez