Benoit Assou-Ekotto is out with a hamstring injury and there are doubts over Vedran Corluka (ankle) and Niko Kranjcar (foot).
Down and out: Huddlestone (right) looks unlikely to feature at the Bridge
Jonathan Woodgate (calf) and Ledley King (groin) have been training this week but are still doubtful and Wilson Palacios and Alan Hutton (both knee) are definitely out.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Cudicini, Pletikosa, Corluka, Bassong, Gallas, Dawson, Kaboul, Lennon, Kranjcar, Pienaar, Huddlestone, Sandro, Modric, Jenas, Rose, Bale, Van der Vaart, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko, Crouch.
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