x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Anelka to miss Sky Blues date

Nicholas Anelka will miss Chelsea's FA Cup quarter-final at Coventry City because of a toe injury.

Nicholas Anelka will miss Chelsea's FA Cup quarter-final at Coventry City today because of a toe injury. Michael Essien and Ricardo Carvalho, who have begun their comebacks from long-term injuries by playing for the reserves, are unlikely to feature either. Coventry will be without fullback Daniel Fox, who has an injured knee. Striker Leon Best, who scored the winner against Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round, has recovered from a throat infection and will wear a mask to protect a fractured cheekbone.

Manchester United travel to Fulham in today's other quarter-final The United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to rotate his squad with a Champions League game against Inter Milan on Wednesday. * Reuters