Chelsea captain John Terry is part of the squad that has flown out to France for tonight’s Champions League Group F clash with Marseille. (kick-off 19.45 GMT, live on Sky Sports 2)
Terry returned from a nerve problem in the weekend draw with Everton and he is expected to be in the starting XI at the Stade Velodrome as the Blues look to finish the group stage with a perfect record of six wins.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti has opted to rest Ashley Cole and Nicolas Anelka for the trip, while Frank Lampard (groin) and Yury Zhirkov (calf) remain sidelined with injury.
Striker Didier Drogba is set to start against his former side for the first time and the Ivorian, who he left OM for Chelsea in 2004, told the French club’s official website: “I am a bit overwhelmed by all this but it’s OK.
“I try not to mix everything but I am so overwhelmed by so many emotions that I don’t really know how to deal with this situation. It feels funny. It’s the first time I have been in this kind of situation.”
Also in the squad are youngsters Jacopo Sala and Billy Clifford.
Last Premier League game:
CHELSEA 1 Everton 1: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Bosingwa (Ferreira 65), Terry, Essien, Mikel (Sturridge 88), Malouda, Drogba, Kalou, Anelka (Ramires). Not used: Turnbull, Bruma, McEachran, Kakuta.