Steve Sidwell is set to be the big loser at Chelsea following the return to fitness of Michael Ballack.

The Guardian says Ballack will be named in Chelsea's squad for the knockout phase of the Champions League, having been omitted from the list for the group stage because of injury. With Nicolas Anelka, signed from Bolton last month, also to be added to the European squad, Sidwell and Claudio Pizarro are expected to make way because only 23 players can be included.