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Assistant manager Ray Wilkins has confirmed they will be in the starting line-up against their west London neighbours.

A host of academy and fringe players will also be in the squad as Chelsea look to rest Nicolas Anelka and Ricardo Carvalho among others.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, A Cole, Belletti, Bosingwa, Terry, Ivanovic, Kalou, Ballack, Obi, Lampard, Hutchinson, Bruma, Borini, Cole, Zhirkov, Malouda, Essien.

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