Banned pair sit out Porto clash

Chelsea are without banned Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa for Tuesday's Champions League opener with Porto at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 14/09/09 at 16:44

Drogba: Sits out CL clash

Drogba: Sits out CL clash

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To add to Carlo Ancelotti's selection problems, the Chelsea coach is also without midfielder Deco (calf), plus defenders Alex (groin) and Paulo Ferreira (knee). England midfielder Joe Cole and new signing Yuri Zhirkov are also out with knee problems.

Ancelotti will add academy stars Sam Hutchinson, Jeffrey Bruma and Fabio Borini to his squad.

Blues (from): Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Belletti, A Cole, Carvalho, Terry, Ivanovic, Lampard, Mikel, Ballack, Malouda, Kalou, Sturridge, Hutchinson, Borini, Bruma, Anelka, Essien.

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Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 04 November 2014
17:00
Zenit v Leverkusen  
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Arsenal v Anderlecht  
Basel v Ludogorets  
Benfica v Monaco  
B Dortmund v Galatasaray  
Juventus v Olympiakos  
Malmo FF v A Madrid  
R Madrid v Liverpool  
Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Ajax v Barcelona  
Ath Bilbao v FC Porto  

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