Suspended Ivanovic to miss Sunderland vs Chelsea cup clash

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic
Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic
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BRANISLAV Ivanovic is suspended as Chelsea travel to Sunderland for the Capital One Cup quarter-final.

Cesar Azpilicueta will switch to right-back, with Ashley Cole at left-back, while Gary Cahill may return in central defence after being rested for the Barclays Premier League defeat of Crystal Palace, with John Terry possibly given the night off.

Manager Jose Mourinho is likely to make a number of further changes, with the December 23 Premier League clash at Arsenal in mind, while left-back Ryan Bertrand (knee) and midfielder Marco van Ginkel (knee) are out.

Provisional squad: Cech, Cole, Luiz, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto’o, Blackman.