Chelsea wait on Kalou

Carlo Ancelotti will check on the fitness of Salomon Kalou before choosing his forward line for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League game at Stoke.

Carlo Ancelotti will check on the fitness of Salomon Kalou before choosing his forward line for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League game at Stoke.

Kalou, who played 90 minutes for Ivory Coast on Sunday, has a slight knock but the Blues’ other stars all returned unscathed from the international break.

That included Yossi Benayoun (Achilles), who played the final 19 minutes of Israel’s game with Georgia but will not be risked tomorrow, while Alex (knee) will also continue to build up his fitness.

Provisional squad: Cech, Bosingwa, Ferreira, Terry, Luiz, Ivanovic, Zhirkov, Cole, Mikel, Essien, Lampard, Ramires, McEachran, Kalou, Malouda, Anelka, Torres, Drogba, Turnbull.

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