Chelsea to rest Cole, Makelele for Levski game

December 2, 2006

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will rest left back Ashley Cole and midfielder Claude Makelele for Tuesday's Champions League game against Levski Sofia.

Wayne Bridge will start instead of Cole for the match at Stamford Bridge, the club's official website said.

'I played Makelele consecutively against Manchester United and Bolton and then I gave him four days holiday so he is not playing against Levski,' the website quoted Mourinho as saying.

Chelsea lead Group A with 10 points from five games, level on points with second-placed Werder Bremen. Levski are bottom of the group after five defeats.