Chelsea v Wigan preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Wigan at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 08/04/11 at 14:40

Alex: Set to be on Chelsea bench

Alex: Set to be on Chelsea bench

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Alex will start on the bench at Stamford Bridge after recovering from knee surgery.

The Brazil defender is hoping to make his first appearance since November and his return gives Carlo Ancelotti a full squad to choose from, with David Luiz also available after being cup-tied in Wednesday night's Champions League defeat to Manchester United.

Wigan captain Gary Caldwell is available for Roberto Mancini's side after emergency dental work this week.

The Scotland defender required treatment to repair three teeth after a collision with Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko last Saturday.

His availability means the bottom side are at full strength for the daunting encounter at Stamford Bridge.

New signing Connor Sammon is pushing for a first start after three substitute appearances while Mohamed Diame will hope to regain a midfield place.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Terry, Luiz, Ivanovic, Alex, Zhirkov, Cole, Mikel, Essien, Lampard, Ramires, Benayoun, Kalou, Malouda, Anelka, Torres, Drogba, Turnbull.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, G Caldwell, Gohouri, Figueroa, Alcaraz, Watson, N'Zogbia, Diame, Moses, McCarthy, Rodallega, Stam, Lopez, Thomas, Gomez, McArthur, McManaman, Cleverley, S Caldwell, Sammon, Di Santo, Boyce, Thomas, Pollitt, Kirkland.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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