Chelsea bank on Drogba

Chelsea are hopeful striker Didier Drogba will be fit to face Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal today.

Chelsea are hopeful striker Didier Drogba will be fit to face Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal today.

The Ivorian missed Saturday's 2-0 win at Newcastle with an ankle injury but completed a training session on Monday.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard trained yesterday to allay fears over his fitness.

Defender Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool's good record against Chelsea in this season has given the side confidence going into the first leg.

"We've got a great record against Chelsea this season and if we play the way we have done against them in the two league matches then we know we can go through," said the Reds star, following their 1-0 and 2-0 wins over the Blues this season.

Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda says Chelsea have improved since they last played the Reds. - BBC

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