Blues duo face fitness race

12 May 2008 08:37
Chelsea duo John Terry and Didier Drogba could both miss next week's Champions League final against Manchester United after picking up injuries in the 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers. Terry dislocated his elbow after colliding with team-mate Petr Cech while Drogba suffered a knee problem in the closing stages of Sunday's match. Both men insist they will play through the pain barrier in order to feature in the Moscow showpiece but Blues boss Avram Grant was more circumspect after the final game of the campaign, saying "Drogba doesn't look so good, we'll have to wait. "John Terry's strong enough to recover, but you never know. "We need to wait and see how bad it is. We will know better in a couple of days. "If it was down to his character he would be sure to play, but it's up to the medical team. "Getting to the Champions League final was our target. When you get there, you want to win it. We want to win it. We wanted to win the league also but it was never, for one minute, in our hands. "We have finished the league and now we are waiting for a game we have dreamed about. We don't want to go the final to be part of it, we want to win it. "The players gave everything but when they heard it was 2-0 to United, the last ten minutes was for the protocol and then we conceded a goal. "But in the last months we have developed our football and the last game of the season in Moscow is one we want to win."

Source: ESA