Saturday, January 31, 2009


Chelsea will be without defender Ricardo Carvalho for Sunday's trip to Liverpool.

The Portugal international is still troubled by a hamstring strain but winger Salomon Kalou should be fit after sustaining a minor knock against Middlesbrough in midweek.

Midfielder Michael Essien (knee) and Joe Cole (knee) are sidelined.

Xabi Alonso, Dirk Kuyt and Albert Riera are expected to return to Liverpool's starting line-up.

All three started on the bench for the midweek 1-1 draw at Wigan - although both Kuyt and Riera came on during the match - as manager Rafael Benitez rested key players ahead of the Chelsea showdown.

Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres were substituted at the JJB Stadium with Benitez claiming they were tired, but both should start against Chelsea.


Liverpool (from): Reina, Arbeloa, Skrtel, Agger, Hyypia, Carragher, Dossena, Aurelio, Benayoun, Babel, Alonso, Mascherano, Lucas, Gerrard, Riera, Torres, Kuyt, Keane, Cavalieri.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Hilario, Taylor, Ferreira, Bosingwa, Terry, Alex, Ivanovic, Mancienne, A Cole, Lampard, Ballack, Mikel, Deco, Kalou, Malouda, Drogba, Anelka, Stoch, Belletti.

1 comment :

  1. Goodmorning for Athens.. Ok , just do it.. Good luck to our partnership!! :-))
    I will place your lonk now!!