Just in case Andre Villas-Boas wanted to play the out of form and defensively questionable Jose Bosignwa as an attacking right back, ahead of the more defensively sound but less attack-minded Branislav Ivanovic, his mind has been made up for him. Bosingwa sat out Chelsea training on Monday morning and is unlikely to start the UEFA Champions League match against Valencia. Michael Essien is obviously out as well after sustaining a season-ending injury in preseason, while Alex and Nicolas Anelka continued to train away from the first team after handing in transfer requests.
Valencia have been a very left-leaning team at times, especially in their draw with Barcelona in La Liga. Chelsea have had to deal with some inconsistent fullback play on that side, while it's not completely clear who will start on the right wing. Daniel Sturridge is the most likely bet. In any event, the battle on that side of the pitch will be massive on Tuesday.
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