The Sun says Ancelotti's injury-ravaged side arrived here late last night for their match with Apoel.
That leaves a gap in the Blues midfield and Cole is ready to make only his second start in nearly 10 months after a knee injury.
He played in Chelsea's Carling Cup win over QPR last Wednesday midweek then missed Saturday's Wigan defeat with a cold.
But Cole is raring to go having last appeared in the Champions League against FCR Cluj in December.
He is likely to start in a reorganised midfield with Juliano Belletti also in contention to play anchor.