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Chelsea defender Alex is in contention to make his comeback from injury against title rivals Manchester City at the weekend.

Alex has been out of action since the end of November due to a knee injury, but has returned to training with the first-team squad.

The Brazil international will not be considered for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League tie against FC Copenhagen, but will come into Carlo Ancelotti's thoughts for Sunday's showdown with City at Stamford Bridge.

Ancelotti said: "Alex will not be involved tomorrow but he will be involved in Sunday's game."

Yossi Benayoun is also due to return to training later this week, with the Israel midfielder having been sidelined since September with an Achilles injury.

"Benayoun will come back to train maybe Thursday or Friday with the team, so every player is fit and in good condition," added Ancelotti.

Rotate

Chelsea lead Copenhagen 2-0 from the first leg and Ancelotti plans to freshen up his team for the return at home on Wednesday evening.

The Blues boss continued: "I want to rotate in this game, I didn't choose the team for tomorrow but I want to use rotation because we have all the players fit and I want to use all the players to prepare for these two games with Copenhagen and Manchester City.

"My best team is not just 11 players. I am happy in this moment because all the players are fit.

"This is a fantastic moment for us to have all the players fit and we want to maintain motivation for everyone, to have all the players fit in the next games of the Premier League and Champions League."

Source: http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6815022,00.html

Great news that we should have Alex and Benayoun ready for the final part to the season :D

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This is really good news. Though last time we got all the injured players back in training a few others went and got injured instead. I hope that doesn't happen this time.

Doubt Alex will play against City though. He has been out for some time and it would be risky playing him in that one. I'd much rather see Luiz outshine Tevez ;)

And it'll be nice to see Yossi back in action. Though that will probably mean that McEachran will have close to no chance at all of playing.

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What I like about the Alex JT partnership is its very solid its like trying to get past a brick wall for teams. Its gotta be JT and Luiz for sure but maybe Alex will come on, I do worry about Luiz possibly getting sent off though

Benayoun can open teams up I cant wait to see him back

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What I like about the Alex JT partnership is its very solid its like trying to get past a brick wall for teams. Its gotta be JT and Luiz for sure but maybe Alex will come on, I do worry about Luiz possibly getting sent off though

Benayoun can open teams up I cant wait to see him back

Benoyoun would be available against City??

Read so far that he would be back only on 2nd April against Stoke.

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