Jose Mourinho reports that Fernando Torres has recovered from the knee injury suffered away against Steaua Bucharest and is in the squad for Saturday’s match versus Cardiff.
The Spaniard is fit to start the game if selected. Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o are also in the squad.
Ashley Cole has not recovered from the rib injury that kept him out of England duty and is rated a doubt by the manager for next week’s match against Schalke.
Andre Schurrle is unavailable to play Cardiff having returned from Germany’s internationals with a leg muscle strain.