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Turnbull to face Inter Milan

Cech and Hilario not fit for Champions League clash

Last Updated: 15/03/10 4:28pm

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Turnbull: Will start

Turnbull: Will start

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Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Ross Turnbull will continue in goal for the visit of Inter Milan on Tuesday.

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With both Petr Cech (calf) and Hilario (groin) on the sidelines Turnbull, who made his league debut for the Blues against West Ham, will retain his starting spot.

Inter bring a 2-1 lead to Stamford Bridge and the stakes could not be any higher for Chelsea to maintain progress in the UEFA Champions League.

However, Ancelotti has every faith in ex-Middlesbrough man Turnbull and believes the talented 25-year-old is improving every day.

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"It's not possible for Cech or Hilario to recover, so Turnbull will play and Rhys Taylor will stay on the bench like on Saturday," explained Ancelotti.

"There's no chance of me taking a risk on Cech. Turnbull is a confident lad and we have confidence in him. Until now, Cech has not trained so it's impossible that he might play tomorrow.

"We have to play well as a team. Cech is injured, but Turnbull is a good goalkeeper who has played very well this season and improved every day.

"So, for me, it's not a problem. Cech has more experience than Turnbull for sure, but Ross is young and has enthusiasm to play. He wants to play and, for him, this will be a great, great experience."

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