Chelsea receive injury boost

Ashley ColeChelsea defenders Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill have both been passed fit for the trip to Basel after spending time on the sidelines.

The Blues will head to Switzerland for the Europa League semi final first-leg as they aim to end the season with some silverware.

The former Liverpool and Valencia manager will be pleased to have full-back Cole ready for selection; the ex-Arsenal player has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury on April 1.

Cahill could also be given the nod in the centre of defence after he has been given the all-clear since undergoing knee surgery March 30.

Brazilian wonderkid Oscar had been a worry ahead of the game, but tests have shown he is fit to play after struggling with a groin problem.

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