Benitez mulls Chelsea starting XI for Club World Cup final

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez in Japan for the Club World Cup. Photo: PA

Rafael Benitez is still pondering his starting line-up for Chelsea's World Club Cup final against Corinthians.

Interim manager Benitez's big decision looks set to be whether to hand Frank Lampard a first start since his recovery from a calf problem.

Club captain John Terry (knee) and striker Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) have remained in west London, along with unfortunate midfielder Oriol Romeu, who has been ruled out for the season after knee surgery.

*Provisional Chelsea squad: *Cech, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Bertrand, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Moses, Marin, Piazon, Torres, Turnbull.