Deco and Ricardo Carvalho are out of Chelsea’s west London derby against Fulham at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Deco, who has hardly featured under the caretaker stewardship of Guus Hiddink, and Carvalho are both still struggling with hamstring problems.

The Blues are already having to do without long-term injury victims Joe Cole and Paulo Ferreira. The duo are expected to be out for the rest of the season with knee ligament injuries.