Didier Drogba and Michael Essien May Be Dropped For Chelsea Youngsters

Carlo Ancelotti has signalled a sea change in Chelsea’s selection policy by admitting he will consider dropping Michael Essien and Didier Drogba for this afternoon’s visit of Blackburn Rovers, with the champions’ most experienced players no longer guaranteed a place in his first-choice team. The Chelsea manager was sleeping on his line-up last night for a game that must be won convincingly to inject momentum into their title defence but…

January 15, 2011

Lampard And Van Der Vaart Missing

Chelsea will not risk England midfielder Frank Lampard against Tottenham in their Barclays Premier League clash on Sunday because he is not match fit. The England international midfielder is back in training after groin and tendon injuries but requires match practice. Right-back Jose Bosingwa is out with a torn hamstring but left-back Ashley Cole is fit after recovering from a slight ankle knock. Rafael van der Vaart will miss out…

December 11, 2010