Matt Miazga is named in the squad to face his parent club Chelsea, while new signings Charlie Adam and Michael Morrison are also available to feature from the bench.
Danny Loader also earns a place in the starting eleven, with Michael Olise taking place among the substitutes in the only change from the victory against Peterborough earlier in the week.
Josh Barret, John Swift, Mo Barrow and Yakou Méïté were all among the goals against the Posh, and all start for the Royals against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea team today.
Reading: Virgínia, Yiadom, Blackett, Moore (c), McIntyre, Rinomhota, Swift, Barrow, Méïté, Barrett, Loader.
Subs: Walker, Howe, Morrison, Miazga, Richards, Adam, East, Olise, Holsgrove, Baldock, Novakovich, Watson.
Chelsea: Caballero, Alonso, Christensen, Drinkwater, Barkley, Bakayoko, Kenedy, Giroud, Zappacosta, Pulisic, Tomori.
Subs: Kepa, Jorginho, Abraham, Pedro, Zouma, Kovacic, Mount, Batshuayi, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Emerson, Cumming.