Chelsea man back to face champions

Ashley ColeAshley Cole is available following suspension as Chelsea go to champions Manchester United on Sunday, while Eden Hazard doubtful.

The Blues will go to Old Trafford hoping for a positive result to boost their chances of a top-three finish this season and will welcome first-choice left-back Cole into the side after he sat out Thursday’s clash with Basle.

Hazard came off as a precaution in the Europa League semi and could drop to the bench as interim boss Rafael Benitez faces a selection balancing act once again, with Wednesday’s crucial clash with Tottenham also a consideration.

Only Oriol Romeu (knee) is a definite absentee, with striker Demba Ba available again after being cup-tied against the Swiss champions. Changes therefore are expected with Ba likely to come in for Fernando Torres up front while Victor Moses is set to return to bench duty.

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