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Chelsea pair Cech and Mata fit for Newcastle trip

Published on Feb 2, 2013 9:42 AM
 
Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech looks on during their English League Cup quarter-final soccer match against Leeds United in Leeds, northern England on Dec 19, 2012. Cech and Juan Mata have been passed fit to play in Saturday's Premier League game at Newcastle United. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and playmaker Juan Mata have been passed fit to play in Saturday's Premier League game at Newcastle United.

"Mata was training today and so was Petr Cech and both are available for selection," interim manager Rafael Benitez told a news conference on Friday.

Ross Turnbull deputised for Cech in the previous two games while the Czech Republic international was sidelined with a calf injury.

Spain midfielder Mata was forced off during Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Reading because of an ankle problem.

 
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