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Drogba could miss Chelsea's Champions League semi

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo says Didier Drogba could miss next week's Champions League semifinal against Barcelona. The Ivory Coast striker scored in this week's 1-0 first-leg win over the defending champions but has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League match against Arsenal because of a knee injury sustained in that match. Di Matteo says ''we have...

Drogba ruled out of Arsenal encounter

Didier Drogba will miss Chelsea's Barclays Premier League game at Arsenal. The striker picked up a knee injury in Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final first-leg win over Barcelona and will be reassessed ahead of Tuesday's second leg. Meanwhile, Drogba's recent heroics will convince Chelsea to bow to his contract demands, according to the striker's agent...

Drogba helps Chelsea stun Barcelona

Didier Drogba grabbed the first-half winner as Chelsea produced a resilient display to beat Barcelona 1-0 on Wednesday to take a narrow lead into the second leg of their Champions League semifinal against the defending champions. In one of Chelsea's few forays forward at Stamford Bridge, Drogba swept home a cross by Ramires in the second minute of first-half injury time to hand...

Drogba Celebrates Chelsea Heroics Finalising Mega Bucks Chinese Deal

A move to China remains likely for Chelsea Champions League hero Didier Drogba.The Daily Mail says Drogba was on Thursday night close to agreeing a £6.7million-a-year deal to join Shanghai Shenhua. Drogba scored the opener in Sunday’s 5-1 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham and the winner in Wednesday night’s stunning victory over Barcelona. But the 34-year-old is virtually...

Didier Drogba Scores as Chelsea Beat Barcelona 1-0 at Stamford Bridge

Didier Drogba Scores as Chelsea Beat Barcelona 1-0 at Stamford Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.comDidier Drogba’s first-half goal handed Chelsea a 1-0 home win against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. Drogba scored with a low finish after a great run and assist from Ramires who had received a long ball from Frank Lampard in a counter attack...

Striking dilemma for Chelsea boss

Roberto Di Matteo is pondering the biggest selection dilemma of his managerial career as he plotted Barcelona's downfall in Chelsea's latest Champions League semi-final. The interim Blues boss had to decide whether to stick with Didier Drogba for Wednesday night's first leg at Stamford Bridge or recall Fernando Torres for the crunch clash. Based on current form and...

Di Matteo won´t chide Drogba for diving

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Guardiola: Chelsea is the favorite

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted Chelsea is now the favorite to reach next month's Champions League final following the Blues' 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Didier Drogba's goal in first-half stoppage time was enough to clinch victory in the first-leg encounter. And though Barcelona would hope to score at least once in Tuesday's return...

Drogba will stay at Stamford Bridge, says agent

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Drogba disproves critics

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Chelsea hold out for narrow first leg lead

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Falcao’s Goalzo and THE Spanish Showdown

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