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Fulham v Chelsea: Team News

last updated Friday 21st August 2009, 3:22 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):

Team news to follow ........

Carlo Ancelotti made four changes for the clash with Sunderland and Branislav Ivanovic, Deco, Michael Ballack and Salomon Kalou all caught the eye.

Ancelotti will have to decide whether to stick with the same XI or rotate his squad again to give some of the other players a rest.

Yuri Zhirkov is still absent with a knee injury but has rejected suggestions that he will need surgery and is expected to return to light training in the next couple of days.

Juliano Belletti, Joe Cole, Alex and Paulo Ferreira are all set to miss out again as they continue to recover from injuries.

Possible staring XI Cech, Bosingwa, Terry, Ivanovic, A Cole, Essien, Lampard, Ballack, Deco, Anelka, Drogba.

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