Chelsea v SUNDERLAND: Bendtner set to return for Black Cats

Nicklas Bendtner could return to the Sunderland squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Chelsea.

The Denmark international missed the FA Cup third round victory over Peterborough because of a knee injury, but is expected to be available for the game at Stamford Bridge.

Back in action: Nicklas Bendtner

Back in action: Nicklas Bendtner

If so, he will be joined in the squad by fellow frontman Fraizer Campbell, who is available for the first time since August 2010 after recovering from a second serious knee problem, but Jack Colback (ankle), Wes Brown (groin) and Titus Bramble (calf/Achilles) remain on the casualty list.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Westwood, Carson, Bardsley, O'Shea, Kilgallon, Turner, Laing, Cattermole, Richardson, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Colback, Elmohamady, McClean, Meyler, Sessegnon, Bendtner, Wickham, Ji, Campbell, Noble.

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