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Terry set to keep place for Anfield trip

Chelsea will be looking to tighten their grip on a Champions League place as they travel to Rafael Benitez’s former club Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues go in to the game having won four of their last five league games, the latest of which came at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening.

Ashley Cole could be involved after missing the short trip to Fulham through injury, while Marko Marin is also expected to be fit in time to be considered for selection though Gary Cahill isn’t set to return to training until next week, so captain John Terry could retain his place.

Meanwhile, Andre Schurrle’s proposed move to Stamford Bridge appears to be a step closer, after Bayer Leverkusen confirmed they are in talks with Chelsea officials.

The 22 year old was the subject of two separate bids last summer, though the latest offer of £20 million looks to have finally broken the Bundesliga side’s resistance.

However, the Express have reported that Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski could move to Chelsea, if Jose Mourinho retakes the reigns as expected.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo has revealed that the Real Madrid boss travelled to Germany last week to cast an eye over Lewandowski, who has also been strongly linked with Manchester United.

Chelsea set for summer clear out

With all the recent talk being about players heading to Chelsea, the Daily Mail has reported that up to nine players could leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

The most likely to depart from the club appear to be midfielder Florent Malouda, who hasn’t made a single appearance for the Blues this season, and Paulo Ferreira who has fallen down the pecking order in recent years.

Third choice goalkeeper Henrique Hilario is, along with Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres, highly likely to depart according to the paper, who also predicts that Yossi Benayoun, Marko Marin, Michael Essien and Jeffrey Bruma will be moved on.

Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois has told Spanish press that he wants to stay with Atletico Madrid once his loan deal with the club has expired.

The Belgian shot-stopper, who at the weekend broke the record for the longest run without conceding at the Calderon, is due to return to London in the summer.

Finally, the club will find out when their FA Cup quarter final replay with Manchester United will take place later this week, with the decision hinging on the result of the Europa League last sixteen second leg with Steaua Bucharest.