Chelsea wait on trio

07 January 2011 03:00
Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien all face fitness checks ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup third-round tie with Ipswich on Sunday. Striker Drogba suffered a knock in training on Friday, while full-back Cole and midfielder Essien were unable to train after hurting themselves in Wednesday night's shock Barclays Premier League defeat at Wolves. Alex returned from Brazil on Friday and will continue treatment on the knee injury that is expected to keep him out for another three or four weeks, while John Obi Mikel (knee), Yury Zhirkov (calf) and Yossi Benayoun (Achilles) remain sidelined.

Source: PA