Team news: Chelsea v West Ham – Ba to replace Torres for Irons clash

Chelsea strikers Fernando Torres and Demba Ba. Photo: PA

Demba Ba could return up front for Chelsea in place of Fernando Torres for Sunday's Premier League clash with West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

Ba was ineligible for the Europa League defeat of Steaua Bucharest, when Torres scored the decisive goal, missed a late penalty and suffered a bloody nose.

Frank Lampard, who was an unused substitute against the Romanians, could feature against his former club with the midfielder eyeing his 200th Chelsea goal, while long-term injury victim Oriol Romeu (knee) is the only definite absentee.

Chelsea provisional squad: Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Cole, Bertrand, Luiz, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Oscar, Mata, Benayoun, Mikel, Moses, Lampard, Hazard, Marin, Torres, Ake, Ba.