Hilario handed gloves for City clash

Hilario will deputise in Chelsea's goal against Manchester City on Saturday after Petr Cech tore a calf muscle against Inter Milan in midweek.

Last Updated: 26/02/10 at 15:20

Hilario: In the sticks for Chelsea

Hilario: In the sticks for Chelsea

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Ashley Cole is a long-term absentee with a broken ankle and Yury Zhirkov has a calf injury. Paulo Ferreira is back in contention after not being registered for the Champions League in midweek but Florent Malouda is expected to continue at left-back.

Jose Bosingwa, Michael Essien and Deco (all knee) all remain sidelined.

Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is 12:45pm.

Blues (from): Hilario, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Lampard, Mikel, Ballack, Malouda, Drogba, Kalou, Anelka, J Cole, Sturridge, Alex, Belletti, Ferreira, Bruma, Borini, Turnbull.

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