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Team news ahead of Tuesday evening's Premier League showdown between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Last Updated: 28/02/11 at 15:06

Ferguson & Ancelotti: Preparing teams for Tuesday's showdown

Ferguson & Ancelotti: Preparing teams for Tuesday's showdown

Carlo Ancelotti has refused to confirm whether Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba or both would lead the Chelsea attack in the game.

Ancelotti must decide whether to recall Drogba after the striker once again started on the bench in last week's Champions League win at FC Copenhagen.

David Luiz returns to the squad after being ineligible for the last two matches but Alex (knee) and Yossi Benayoun (Achilles) are still sidelined.

Wayne Rooney has been cleared to play for the league leaders on their trip to west London.

Rooney has escaped further punishment after catching Wigan's James McCarthy in the head with his elbow at the DW Stadium at the weekend.

Ryan Giggs is battling to overcome a hamstring strain but Sir Alex Ferguson said on Saturday that none of his other walking wounded, including Rio Ferdinand, will be available for the Premier League leaders.

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

Manchester United (from): Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Lindegaard, O'Shea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Brown, Evra, Fabio, Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Scholes, Gibson, Giggs, Rooney, Berbatov, Hernandez, Bebe, Obertan.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham  
15:00
A Villa v Southampton  
Cardiff v Stoke City  
Newcastle v Swansea  
West Ham v C Palace  
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool  
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal  
16:10
Everton v Man Utd  
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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