Ancelotti names Blues XI

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Terry: In Blues line-up

Terry: In Blues line-up

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The Chelsea line-up is: Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Alex, Yury Zhirkov, Michael Essien, Yossi Benayoun, John Obi Mikel, Daniel Sturridge, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka.

Captain Terry has shaken off a rib injury to play while England midfielder Frank Lampard is out with a hernia problem and left-back Ashley Cole has been rested.

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is suspended and full-back Jose Bosingwa is out with a knee injury.

Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Zhirkov, Essien, Benayoun, Mikel, Sturridge, Malouda, Anelka. Subs (from): Turnbull, Hilario, Ferreira, Ramires, Kalou, Kakuta, Van Aanholt, Bruma.

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