Left-back Cole to return for Chelsea

Left-back Ashley Cole will return for Chelsea in Wednesday's Champions League Group E clash with Steaua Bucharest, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

Ashley Cole of Chelsea

Cole has not played for Chelsea since the loss at Newcastle on November 2 after suffering a rib injury and losing his place to Spain right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

David Luiz (knee) and Oscar (knee) are fit to return, while midfielder Marco van Ginkel (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto'o, Bertrand, Blackman.

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