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LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Chelsea will be without defender Ashley Cole and forward Andre Schurrle for Saturday’s English Premier League game with Cardiff at Stamford Bridge.
Cole (ribs) picked up the injury in Chelsea’s last league game and missed England’s last two World Cup qualifiers, while Schurrle (leg), still needs time to recover after international duties.
Fernando Torres could be back in the squad, but Samuel Eto’o is set to lead the attack, while Frank Lampard, who started for England on the bench against Poland, is expected to start in the middle for Jose Mourinho.
Meanwhile, forward Andreas Cornelius remains on the sideline for Cardiff City, while Peter Odemwingie, Craig Bellamy and Jordon Mutch are all set to feature for manager Malky Mackay.
Last five league matches: Chelsea D L W D W; Cardiff D D L W L
Chelsea (from): Cech, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Bertrand, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, De Bruyne, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Eto’o, Torres.
Cardiff (from): Marshall, Connolly, Taylor, Caulker, Hudson, Turner, Whittingham, Cowie, Medel, Brayford, Kim, Smith, Gestede, Noone, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Mason, Maynard, Lewis, Moore, Bellamy, Campbell, Theophile-Catherine, Odemwingie.