Joe Cole and Zhirkov set for starts

Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole and new boy Yuri Zhirkov are set to make their first appearances of the season against QPR in the Carling Cup.

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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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