Setting: Kingsholm Date: Friday, 20 December Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: BBC neighborhood radio and the BBC Sport site
Britain scrum-half Willi Heinz comes back to the Gloucester side after a hamstring damage and is named commander.
Tom Marshall, Chris Harris, Danny Cipriani, Val Rapava Ruskin, Franco Marais, Franco Mostert and Ben Morgan additionally come back to a much-changed side.
Kiwi hooker Matt Molds begins instead of the harmed Niall Annett and is additionally named Worcester skipper.
Ryan Mills comes into the inside after damage while Melani Nanai comes back to the wing for Alan Solomons’ side.
The Cherry and Whites have won just one of their previous seven games, including three straight Premiership routs – at Leicester and Harlequins and at home to Saracens – to slip to seventh in the table.
Worcester are two focuses ahead in fourth and have equalled the most elevated spot they have ever involved at this level.
Warriors, who have won their previous two Premiership games – at Harlequins and at home to Sale – have not won three of every a column since March 2016.
Triumph would take them second, potentially inside a point of pioneers Northampton.
Gloucester: Marshall; Rees-Zammit, Harris, Atkinson, Thorley; Cipriani, Heinz (c); Rapava Ruskin, Marais, Balmain; Craig, Mostert, Ackermann, Ludlow Morgan
Substitutions: Gleave, Hohneck, Ford-Robinson, Grobler, Clarke, Simpson, Twelvetrees, Sharples
Worcester: Pennell; Humphreys, Beck, Mills, Nanai; Weir Hougaard; Black, Molds (c), Schonert, Bresler, Kitchener, Hill, Lewis, du Preez
Substitutions: Taufete’e, Bower, Carey, Fatialofa, van Velze, Heaney, Lance, Shillcock