African trio fine to face Fulham

Chelsea have been boosted by the availability of African trio Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and John Obi Mikel for Monday's visit of Fulham.

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Carlo Ancelotti had expected to be without all three for the Premier League clash against the Cottagers at Stamford Bridge as they prepare for the impending African Nations Cup, but the Blues have managed to secure an agreement with their national teams to delay their departures until Tuesday.

Chelsea will still be without Nicolas Anelka (muscular), Michael Essien (hamstring) and Jose Bosingwa (knee) while Florent Malouda serves a one-game ban.

Blues (from): Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, Ivanovic, Belletti, Alex, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole, Lampard, Ballack, Mikel, J Cole, Zhirkov, Drogba, Kalou, Kakuta, Bruma, Borini, Sturridge, Matic.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014
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Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  
C Palace v Burnley  
Southampton v Newcastle  
Stoke v Leicester  
Sunderland v Tottenham  
West Brom v Everton  
17:30
Liverpool v A Villa  
Sunday, 14 September 2014
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Monday, 15 September 2014
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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 3 7 9
2 Swansea 3 5 9
3 A Villa 3 2 7
4 Man City 3 3 6
5 Liverpool 3 2 6
6 Tottenham 3 2 6
7 Arsenal 3 1 5
8 Southampton 3 1 4
9 Hull City 3 0 4
10 Stoke 3 0 4
11 West Ham 3 -1 3
12 QPR 3 -4 3
13 Sunderland 3 -1 2
14 Man Utd 3 -1 2
15 Leicester 3 -2 2
16 Newcastle 3 -2 2
17 Everton 3 -3 2
18 West Brom 3 -3 2
19 C Palace 3 -3 1
20 Burnley 3 -3 1

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