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Drogba & Cole Could Face Clarets

Drogba & Cole Could Face Clarets

Clarets fans wondering what sort of team Chelsea might put out against them in the 4th round of the Carling Cup this Wednesday night have partly got their answer from Chelsea Assistant Manager, Ray Wilkins.

Two injured International stars look set to return, Didier Drogba and Joe Cole

Drogba has only made two substitute appearances after suffering an injury in a goalless draw with CFR Cluj at the start of October and has yet to score this season.The Ivory Coast international. now 30 however was left out of Chelsea's squad for the 2-0 victory at Blackburn on Sunday fuelling speculation he might have suffered a set-back.

Joe Cole, the England midfielder has had a stop-start season suffering a number of minor injuries and is currently recovering from an hamstring problem.

Ray Wilkins, speaking about Sunday's Blackburn game had this to say to the media about the two players:

'Didier has been out for quite a period. We brought him back for a couple of little run-outs but he's still not quite feeling good enough to come back into the fold so we thought it was best to leave him behind but I'm sure that he'll be ready very shortly.

'There's no setback, he just doesn't feel that he's ready to crack on 100 percent. There's every chance he could be considered on Wednesday and Joe as well.

'He's had a little stiffness in the right hamstring but he's been out for three weeks and when you're coming back you tend to pick up a few little injuries.

'Joe hasn't really had a fantastic recuperation period. He's done a lot of hard work, trying to get himself back fit but he's put himself to the fore for us and made himself available when he wasn't quite 100 percent fit and we're delighted with that because he's shown great spirit.'

On the face of it, players of this calibre facing the Clarets could be the news we didn't want to hear but there is a suggestion they might not be fully fit so that could work in our favour.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday November 10 2008
Time: 7:31AM

Comments

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Id be happy if they dropped the in-form Anelka for a recovering Drogba!!
turfmanphil
10/11/2008 07:33:00
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Whatever side Chelsea put out will be strong - Bring it on!
Claretdale
10/11/2008 13:00:00
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well done clarets. congrats on the win. you lot deserved it! good luck in the next round.
truebluetay
12/11/2008 22:44:00
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Well done Burnley!!10 men on penalties at the bridge!!Amazing result,delighted for you!!
CoxintheBox
13/11/2008 00:55:00
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Well done! Always happy to see anyone beat Chelski, just hoping your players might come to W12 a little tired.
LeeCookFan
13/11/2008 02:14:00
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Thanks lads, I am kinda speechless this morning! Did i dream it? Burnley have just beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge!! Eeek
turfmanphil
13/11/2008 07:11:00
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Congrats great win, and dumped them out of the Cup
Tiny T
13/11/2008 08:50:00
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Well done lads.....brilliant for you to beat them at theirs......best of luck to you in the next round !!!
lincolnblue
13/11/2008 09:05:00
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