Blues in fine fettle

Chelsea manager Avram Grant has a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of the clash with Newcastle on Monday.

Midfielder Michael Ballack collected a slight leg injury against Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday but should be fit enough to play.

Frank Lampard is also expected to be included in the squad while the only long-term absentee is goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini. He remains sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Provisional squad: Cech, Hilario, Belletti, Ferreira, Carvalho, Alex, Ben-Haim, Terry, A Cole, Bridge, J Cole, Ballack, Essien, Lampard, Wright-Phillips, Malouda, Kalou, Anelka, Drogba, Shevchenko, Obi, Makelele.

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