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Ferreira: Stayed at home

Ferreira: Stayed at home

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Nicolas Anelka did not travel for Chelsea's Champions League game at Bayer Leverkusen, fuelling speculation he was close to agreeing a January move from the club.

The French striker was left back in London on the day it emerged he had been made a lucrative offer to join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

Right-back Paulo Ferreira also stayed at home, as did the ineligible Romelu Lukaku, with long-term injury victim Michael Essien the only other absentee.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Cole, Luiz, Mikel, Romeu, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Malouda, Meireles, McEachran, Torres, Drogba, Kalou, Sturridge, Turnbull, Hilario.

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Champions League Fixtures

Tuesday, 04 November 2014
17:00
Zenit v Leverkusen  
19:45
Arsenal v Anderlecht  
Basel v Ludogorets  
Benfica v Monaco  
B Dortmund v Galatasaray  
Juventus v Olympiakos  
Malmo FF v A Madrid  
R Madrid v Liverpool  
Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Ajax v Barcelona  
Ath Bilbao v FC Porto  

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