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John Terry is set for his first action since the match against Swansea on January 31 after undergoing surgery on his injured knee.

The Chelsea captain was on the bench for the midweek victory against Birmingham in the FA Cup but did not take part but has trained well this week.

Ashley Cole has recovered from the heel injury he sustained against West Brom last week and interim coach Roberto di Matteo reported a full squad available for the game against the Potters.

Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson is an injury doubt.

Wilkinson hobbled off early in the 1-0 win over Norwich last weekend with a hamstring problem and was replaced by Jermaine Pennant, whose involvement will be of interest after the winger this week denied reports he had recently been fined by the Potters for two breaches of discipline.

Rory Delap missed the Norwich game – the midfielder has also been nursing a hamstring complaint – and, like Wilkinson, he will be assessed ahead of the trip to London.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cahill, Bertrand, Ramires, Lampard, Mikel, Meireles, Kalou, Sturridge, Torres, Mata, Essien, Hilario, Drogba, Lukaku, Bosingwa, Turnbull.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Upson, Shotton, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Wilson, Woodgate, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Diao, Pennant, Delap, Arismendi, Palacios, Jones, Fuller, Jerome, Crouch, Walters.

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