Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea | Live Carling Cup
Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea | Live Carling Cup Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to have Ashley Cole fit for tonight's Carling Cup quarter-final at Blackburn.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to have Ashley Cole fit for tonight's Carling Cup quarter-final at Blackburn.
The England left-back had to come off with a hamstring injury during Sunday's win at Arsenal but he trained yesterday and travelled with the squad.
Daniel Sturridge (knee), Alex (hip) and Jose Bosingwa (knee) miss out while Gael Kakuta could make his his first start in a team which is likely to include several changes from the weekend.
Blackburn will be without top scorer David Dunn, who had to be replaced after only half an hour of Rovers' match with Stoke on Saturday having sustained a calf strain.
Keith Andrews also has a calf problem and is doubtful for the tie, while Franco Di Santo is ineligible.
Manager Sam Allardyce will once again be absent from the dugout as he continues his recovery from heart surgery, so assistant boss Neil McDonald will be in charge of first-team affairs for the fourth successive match.
Chelsea team from: Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, Ivanovic, A Cole, Zhirkov, Carvalho, Terry, Essien, Lampard, Belletti, Mikel, Ballack, Malouda, Kakuta, Deco, J Cole, Kalou, Anelka, Drogba.
Blackburn team (from): Robinson, Olsson, Chimbonda, Givet, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Diouf, Pedersen, Grella, Jacobsen, Nzonzi, Emerton, Hoilett, Kalinic, McCarthy, Roberts, Brown.