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Marseille v CHELSEA: Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole rested by Blues

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07 Dec 2010 14:46:35

Marseille v CHELSEA: Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole rested by Blues

Chelsea will be without striker Nicolas Anelka and left-back Ashley Cole for Wednesday's Champions League Group F game against Marseille. Both have been rested by coach Carlo Ancelotti while midfielders Yury Zhirkov (calf) and Frank Lampard (groin and adductor) have not recovered fully. Brazilian defender Alex (knee) joins midfielder Yossi Benayoun (achilles) as a long-term absentee. Taking a break: Striker Anelka will play no part when Chelsea face Marseille Italian midfielder Jacopo Sala, who turned 19 on Sunday, is included in the squad for an away Champions League game for the first time. Right-back Billy Clifford, 18, is also included along with fellow youngsters Josh McEachran, Gael Kakuta, Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Bruma. Team (from): Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Terry, Ivanovic, Van Aanholt, Bruma, Ramires, Mikel, Essien, McEachran, Malouda, Drogba, Kalou, Kakuta, Sturridge, Sala, Clifford.   Neymar has no regrets over snubbing Chelsea and wants Brazil kids to stayI'm not a right back! Ivanovic wants central role if he's staying at ChelseaAnelka slams French racists, claiming he has had ' nothing but trouble'CHELSEA FC


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