Ramires set for Blues bow

Brazil midfielder Ramires could make his debut for Chelsea when Stoke arrive at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday.

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Ramires: Set to face Potters

Ramires: Set to face Potters

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The £17million new signing from Benfica is in the squad and is likely to start on the bench with Chelsea having hit six goals in each of their two Premier League matches so far this season.

Branislav Ivanovic is a doubt with a back problem and Jeffrey Bruma is recovering from a hernia operation while Gael Kakuta has a back injury. Portuguese full-back Jose Bosingwa has resumed training and could return to action in one to two weeks.

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

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