Injury blues for Chelsea

Chelsea hope John Terry and Didier Drogba will recover from injury and the pain of losing the Premier League title to play in the Champions League final.

Chelsea hope John Terry and Didier Drogba will recover from injury and the pain of losing the Premier League title to play in the Champions League final.

Terry dislocated his elbow and Drogba suffered a knee problem in the 1-1 draw with Bolton as Manchester United clinched the title with a win at Wigan. But both are hopeful they will be fit to face United in Moscow on 21 May.

Terry insists he will play, but Chelsea boss Avram Grant said: "Drogba doesn't look so good, we'll have to wait."

Chelsea captain Terry was stretchered off after a collision with goalkeeper Petr Cech after only 11 minutes at Stamford Bridge and said: "I should be fit for Moscow, fingers crossed."

Terry said his elbow was "popped back in" while in the ambulance and he added: "I need three of four days' rest but I should be fit for Moscow."

Chelsea boss Grant added: "He's strong enough to recover, but you never know. We need to wait and see how bad it is.

"If it was down to his character he would be sure to play, but it's up to the medical team."

Grant was gracious as he conceded the title to United, but immediately set his sights on the "dream" encounter with United. - BBC

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