Premier League team news: Chelsea v Fulham

Ramires could be back in the side. Photo: PA

Ramires is available following his European suspension as Chelsea bid to end a four-match winless run in Saturday's west London derby with Fulham.

The Brazilian missed Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League Group E defeat to Basle, as did fellow midfielder Michael Essien, who is not part of the European squad, but is available domestically.

Manager Jose Mourinho is expected to rotate his options, with Fernando Torres in line for a recall up front, as he puts his record of 62 unbeaten Premier League games at Stamford Bridge on the line against the Cottagers.

Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov (hamstring) will have a fitness test ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League west London derby at Chelsea.

Forward Darren Bent (hamstring) is back in the squad, but Bryan Ruiz (ankle) will miss out.

Defenders Aaron Hughes (thigh) and Matthew Briggs (hernia) are still sidelined along with first-choice goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (shoulder).

Provisional squads

Chelsea: Cech, Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Oscar, Mikel, De Bruyne, Van Ginkel, Hazard, Willian, Mata, Schurrle, Torres, Ba, Eto'o.

Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Richardson, Senderos, Hangeland, Parker, Sidwell, Berbatov, Kasami, Kacaniklic, Etheridge, Zverotic, Amorebieta, Karagounis, Duff, Taarabt, Rodallega, Bent.