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Fulham v Chelsea: Team News - Update

last updated Friday 21st August 2009, 5:03 PM

Fulham (from):

Schwarzer, Zuberbuhler,

Paintsil, Stoor, Kelly, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, Konchesky,

Murphy, Etuhu, Gera, Riise, Davies,

Nevland, Kamara, Zamora, Dempsey.

Andrew Johnson will be absent from Fulham's squad for their match against Chelsea after manager Roy Hodgson confirmed the ligaments around the striker's collarbone snapped in a challenge during last night's 3-1 over Amkar Perm.

Hodgson said he will give fitness tests to Erik Nevland (foot) and Dickson Etuhu (groin) on Saturday after they were hurt in the same game while Toni Kallio is ruled out with an Achilles injury.

Simon Davies is on course to return from his foot injury while Jonathan Greening could go into the squad for Sunday's Barclays Premier League match if his loan move from West Brom was completed by 5pm today.

Chelsea (from):

Cech, Turnbull, Hilario,

Terry, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Carvalho, A Cole,

Deco, Lampard, Ballack, Essien, Mikel, Malouda,

Drogba, Sturridge, Anelka, Kalou.

Chelsea will be without several first-team players.

New signing Yuri Zhirkov is sidelined with a knee injury while Juliano Belletti (Achilles) and defender Alex (groin) are also set to miss out for Carlo Ancelotti's men.

Joe Cole (knee) and Paulo Ferreira (knee) both return to training with the first team next Tuesday.

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