Juventus v CHELSEA: Blues hope Anelka will make it in the Nic of time
10 March 2009 12:25
Chelsea will give late fitness tests to top scorer Nicolas Anelka and midfielder Deco ahead of Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 second-leg clash with Juventus in Turin.
Anelka has a bruised toe while Deco is struggling with a hamstring tear.
Defender Ricardo Carvalho is still not fully recovered from his hamstring problem and is unlikely to start.
Michael Essien is fit after six months out with knee ligament damage.
Chelsea are without Joe Cole (knee) and Paulo Ferreira (ligaments) for the rest of the season.
Provisional squad: Cech, Hilario, Taylor, Bosingwa, A Cole, Alex, Ivanovic, Terry, Mancienne, Lampard, Ballack, Obi, Deco, Kalou, Anelka, Drogba, Quaresma, Malouda, Di Santo, Belletti, Essien.