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Cahill: Suspended

Cahill: Suspended

Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez has a number of injuries and suspensions to contend with for his side's Capital One Cup quarter-final clash at Leeds.


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Benitez is a bit light in central defence with John Terry still sidelined with a knee injury, while Gary Cahill serves a ban which means that David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic are the only recognised centre-backs.

The Spaniard is missing a few bodies in midfield too as John Obi Mikel and Ramires are both suspended, while knee surgery has ruled Oriol Romeu out for the remainder of the season.

However, there is better news on Daniel Sturridge, who has returned to training for the Blues who are shaking off his hamstring problem.

Benitez, though, is unsure whether to risk the striker at Elland Road on Wednesday night, or give him a run-out this weekend instead.

Posted: 19/12/12 11:37

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