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YOSSI Benayoun and Alex could make their long awaited returns in the second leg of Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester United.
The duo have not featured for the Blues since the turn of the year with Alex having undergone knee surgery and Benayoun picking up an achilles problem in October.
But Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that both players were nearing a comeback and has pinpointed the game at Old Trafford as a possible return date with David Luiz ineligible for the tie.
Ancelotti said: “I am not sure about the home game but for the away leg they are ready.
“Benayoun is feeling good and he doesn't have a problem. He has been out for six-months and he needs to train properly to improve his condition but I think that in 10 days he could be ready to play.
“Alex is the same. He doesn't have a problem on his knee but he needs to train gradually to improve his condition and avoid injury.”
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