Banned duo miss Potters cup tie

Chelsea are without banned pair Michael Ballack and Juliano Belletti for Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final against Stoke at Stamford Bridge (4pm).

Last Updated: 05/03/10 at 12:22

Ballack: Banned against Stoke

Ballack: Banned against Stoke

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Centre-half Ricardo Carvalho faces a late fitness test after suffering a hamstring injury on international duty with Portugal.

Goalkeeper Hilario will continue to deputise for Petr Cech who is recovering from a calf injury.

Midfielder Michael Essien remains sidelined with a knee injury. Gael Kakuta, who played twice for France in midweek, also misses out and there is a doubt over Yury Zhirkov (calf).

Chelsea (from): Hilario, Turnbull, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Kalou, Matic, Alex, Drogba, Malouda, Ferreira, Terry, Borini, Lampard, Obi, Deco, Sturridge, Anelka, Zhirkov, J Cole.

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