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Grant plans below-strength Chelsea team for Valencia clash

Chelsea boss Avram Grant admits he will field a below-strength team against Valencia tonight in anticipation of this weekend's big match against Arsenal.

Grant admitted: "There is no doubt what is the most important match. I can't say otherwise.

"But, like other clubs, we have a big squad at Chelsea and I can think we can use it well - although it is not easy with the injuries we have had."

And although he insisted his only focus on Tuesday night will be on Valencia, who are clinging to the hope of a win to gain the consolation of a UEFA Cup place to reignite their miserable season in Spain, Grant refuses to provide any clues about his line-up.

It is possible he may bring back keeper Petr Cech who has recovered from a thigh injury which kept him out for five weeks and who may need a warm-up before Arsenal.

But Grant refused to give any progress reports on the injured Ricardo Carvalho, Florent Malouda or Paulo Ferreira.

He said: "I will have to wait until after training to see how everybody is in the morning."

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