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Cazorla returns for Arsenal, Cole back in Chelsea line-up

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Santi Cazorla starts in place of Tomas Rosicky as Arsene Wenger makes just one change to his Arsenal team at West Ham that started against Chelsea on Monday.

Carlton Cole, who has scored on his previous three appearances on Boxing Day, starts for the Hammers.

Arsenal starting XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud Substitutes: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Monreal, Flamini, Gnabry, Bendtner, Podolski

West Ham starting XI: Adrian, O'Brien, Tomkins, Collins, McCartney, Jarvis, Nolan, J Cole, Noble, Diame, C Cole Substitutes Jaaskelainen, Demel, Diarra, Taylor, Maiga, Collison, Rat

Ashley Cole returns to the Chelsea starting XI for the match against Swansea having not started a league game since November 2, when the Blues lost 2-0 at Newcastle.

Fernando Torres drops to the bench, while Samuel Eto'o leads the line, accompanied by Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o Substitutes: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Lampard, Schurrle, Willian, Torres

Swansea starting XI: Tremmel, Rangel, Amat, Williams (c), Davies, Britton, Canas, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Routledge, Vazquez Substitutes: Zabret, Chico, Taylor, de Guzman, Hernandez, Lamah, Bony

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood faces West Bromwich Albion in his first game in charge since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas on a full-time basis. He has made two changes to his team that won at Southampton on Sunday, with Nacer Chadli coming in for the injured Mousa Dembele, while Erik Lamela drops to the bench with Lewis Holtby starting.

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose; Chadli, Eriksen, Holtby, Sigurdsson; Adebayor, Soldado Substitutes: Friedel, Fredericks, Naughton, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Capoue, Lamela

West Bromwich Albion starting XI: Foster, Lugano, Olsson, Dawson, Reid, Amalfitano, Yacob, Morrison, Ridgewell, Gera, Vydra Substitutes: Myhill, McAuley, Brunt, Sessegnon, Sinclair, Berahino, Mulumbu

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