Chelsea check on Ramires

RamiresRamires faces a late fitness test ahead of tonight’s clash with Basle as Chelsea look to make the Europa League Final.

Ramires picked up a dead leg during Sunday’s clash with Swansea and was replaced by Frank Lampard, who created one and scored one in the 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Even if he is passed fit Rafa Benitez could still decide to go with Lampard and keep Ramires fresh for the weekend showdown with Manchester United.

Elsewhere, Ashley Cole is suspended and misses out while Benitez could leave out David Luiz, Ryan Bertrand and John Obi Mikel, who are on yellow cards and could be in danger of missing the final should they get through.

Chelsea lead 2-1 going into tonight’s clash at Stamford Bridge but the Swiss champions have proven they are a quality side and Benitez will be taking nothing for granted.

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