The England midfielder came through the final 12 minutes of last weekend's 1-1 draw at Tottenham and a 60-minute practice match yesterday unscathed following three and a half months out injured.
Straight in the action: Frank Lampard came off the bench against Tottenham
Jose Bosingwa, Alex, Yury Zhirkov and Yossi Benayoun remain sidelined.
Provisional squad: Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Cole, Terry, Essien, Lampard, Mikel, Ramires, McEachran, Malouda, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka, Bruma, Sturridge, Kakuta, Van Aanholt.
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