Igor Lolo is expected to return to the side at left back after serving a one match suspension for a second yellow against Lokomotiv Moscow.
A number of players have returned from injury, leaving Sinama-Pongolle as the only long term injury doubt.
Kamil Agalarov continues to serve a three game suspension.
While CSKA's rise to the top of the table hasn't been built upon a scintillating brand of football, there has been an ominous authority about their performances, particularly the manner in which they manage to come back from losing positions.
It's been a difficult run of games for Rostov, who started the season in incredible form. Three consecutive games against capital clubs has halted their progress, and a visit to CSKA will be another tough test of their ability.
Despite Rostov taking the mantle of early dark horses, CSKA remain the one club in the Premier League who look capable of going for long periods without defeat. A home win is expected, and it should be delivered.
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