Stoke v CHELSEA: Deco injured as the Blues head to Stoke


Midfielder Deco has been ruled out of Chelsea's trip to Stoke tomorrow with a calf injury sustained on international duty with Portugal in midweek.

Midfielder Yuri Zhirkov is also out with a knee injury along with defender Alex (groin).

Joe Cole (knee) and Paulo Ferreira (knee) are back in training but not considered match fit as yet.

Calfed in two: Deco suffers injury during international break

Calfed in two: Deco suffers injury during international break

Provisional squad: Cech, Turnbull, Hilario, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Carvalho, A Cole, Ballack, Mikel, Lampard, Anelka, Drogba, Sturridge, Kalou, Malouda, Essien, Hutchinson, Belletti.

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