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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Wednesday, 18 February 2015
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R Madrid v Schalke  

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