Chelsea v Fulham preview

Andre Villas-Boas found himself down to just one centre-half in

Thursday night’s Premier League game at Tottenham after Branislav

Ivanovic limped off injured, along with midfielder John Obi Mikel.

Both look set to miss Monday’s derby, but Villas-Boas was

optimistic David Luiz would return from a knee problem, while he

may recall Frank Lampard with Ramires suspended after picking up

his fifth booking of the season. Fulham have no fresh injury

concerns. The Cottagers are physically unscathed from their 5-0

home defeat to Manchester United in midweek and have been boosted

by Steve Sidwell’s return to training after a hernia operation. The

29-year-old, though, is unlikely to feature against his former club

at Stamford Bridge and will be joined on the sidelines by fellow

midfielder Simon Davies (back), goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer (spine)

and defender Zdenek Grygera (knee). Chelsea (from): Cech, Bosingwa,

Ferreira, Terry, Luiz, Cole, Romeu, Lampard, McEachran, Mata,

Malouda, Meireles, Torres, Drogba, Kalou, Sturridge, Lukaku,

Turnbull. Fulham (from): Stockdale, Etheridge, Riise, Kelly, Baird,

Hangeland, Hughes, Dembele, Briggs, Kasami, Duff, Murphy, Gecov,

Etuhu, Ruiz, Dempsey, Frei, Zamora, Sa, Johnson.