Striker Didier Drogba is fit again and set to return to the Chelsea team against West Ham at Upton Park on Sunday.
The Ivory Coast international has recovered from the back injury which kept him out of the side that beat Portsmouth 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Ricardo Carvalho is expected to replace Alex in defence while Joe Cole will come in for Deco.
Jose Bosingwa (knee) and Michael Essien (hamstring) are sidelined.
Provisional squad: Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, Ivanovic, Belletti, Alex, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole, Lampard, Ballack, Obi, Malouda, J Cole, Zhirkov, Drogba, Anelka, Kalou, Kakuta, Bruma, Borini, Deco, Sturridge, Matic.