The England midfielder started on the bench for the Blues' 3-1 home victory over Southampton on Sunday.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has also made two changes to his team for tonight's match at the Stadium of the Light.
Sunderland: Mannone; Bardsley, Dossena, O'Shea, Brown; Ki, Colback, Gardner; Borini, Giaccherini, Altidore
Subs: Larsson, Fletcher, Johnson, Celustka, Roberge, Cattermole, Pickford
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Mata, Hazard; Torres
Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Ba
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