Chelsea v Spartak Moscow preview

Team news for Wednesday night's Champions League clash between Chelsea and Spartak Moscow at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 02/11/10 at 16:31

Malouda: Ankle knock

Malouda: Ankle knock

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Blues will be without France winger Florent Malouda when Spartak arrive in West London.

Malouda collected an ankle injury in the win over Blackburn and will miss out along with England midfielder Frank Lampard (groin) and Jose Bosingwa (illness).

Yossi Benayoun remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles problem but Brazilian midfielder Ramires is fit again after an ankle injury.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Alex, Ferreira, Obi, Essien, Ramires, Zhirkov, Drogba, Anelka, Kalou, Kakuta, McEachran, Van Aanholt, Bruma, Sturridge, Borini.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 09 December 2014
19:45
Benfica v Leverkusen  
B Dortmund v Anderlecht  
Galatasaray v Arsenal  
Juventus v A Madrid  
Liverpool v Basel  
Monaco v Zenit  
Olympiakos v Malmo FF  
R Madrid v Ludogorets  
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Ajax v Apoel Nicosia  
Ath Bilbao v BATE Borisov  

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero as important as Messi and Ronaldo

Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero is as important to Man City as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to their clubs.

Premier League: Leicester's Nigel Pearson not letting pressure get to him

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is determined not to let the pressure affect him as his side's wait for a win continues.

Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier describes Brandao's prison sentence as 'an aberration'

Saint-Etienne coach Christophe Galtier has described the prison sentence imposed on Brandao as "an aberration".

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property