Torres returns for Copenhagen trip

Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka, Michael Essien and Jose Bosingwa will all start Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first leg at FC Copenhagen tomorrow, Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.

Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka, Michael Essien and Jose Bosingwa will all start Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first leg at FC Copenhagen tomorrow, Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.

None of the quartet were in the XI for Saturday’s shock FA Cup penalty shootout defeat to Everton, with Torres cup-tied, Bosingwa injured and Anelka and Essien on the bench.

David Luiz is cup-tied for the match at the Parken Stadium, while Alex (knee) and Yossi Benayoun (Achilles) are still sidelined.

Team (from): Cech, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Terry, Ivanovic, Zhirkov, Cole, Mikel, Essien, Lampard, Ramires, McEachran, Kalou, Malouda, Anelka, Torres, Drogba, Turnbull, Sala, Bertrand.

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