Chelsea v Birmingham City: Latest FA Cup team news

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John Terry looks unlikely to be risked for Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Birmingham, despite recovering from the knee injury that has sidelined him for three weeks.

Blues captain Terry only returned to full training yesterday and manager Andre Villas-Boas cast doubt on whether he could play both tomorrow and in Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Napoli.

Ashley Cole (calf) is rated 50-50 for the trip to Italy, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou will only be available in midweek after returning from African Nations Cup duty, but Ramires could return from a knee injury against Birmingham.

Provisional squad: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Hutchinson, Bertrand, Romeu, Mikel, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Malouda, Meireles, Torres, Sturridge, Lukaku, Turnbull.


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