Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate his options for the Boxing Day encounter with Swansea, meaning Ashley Cole could start at left-back.
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With the Blues facing Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday, Mourinho may opt to withdraw the likes of captain John Terry, who has played every league game this season, from the first line of battle.
Michael Essien is available after missing the Arsenal draw through suspension, while his fellow midfielder Marco van Ginkel (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Michael Laudrup will be without Michu, Nathan Dyer and Michel Vorm.
Michu is to undergo ankle surgery in coming week, while goalkeeper Vorm has already had a knee operation and Dyer is sidelined by an ankle ligament problem.
Garry Monk is also absent with a knee problem but Laudrup could hand a recall to midfielder Leon Britton who has returned from a broken toe.
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