Cole & Anelka to miss Marseille trip

07 December 2010 02:30
Chelsea captain John Terry is in the squad for Wednesday's Champions League match at Marseille.Terry had been sidelined for three weeks with a trapped nerve in his leg but came through Saturday's 1-1 draw with Everton unscathed. [LNB]Ashley Cole and Nicolas Anelka have been rested while the game comes too early for Frank Lampard (groin) and Yury Zhirkov (calf). [LNB]Youngsters Jacopo Sala and Billy Clifford are also in the squad. [LNB]Striker Didier Drogba will lead the line for Chelsea in the absence of Anelka and says he is looking forward to returning to the club he left in 2004. [LNB]Drogba spent only one season in Marseille but made a big impact, helping the club reach the Uefa Cup final. [LNB]"I am so overwhelmed by so many emotions I don't really know how to deal with this situation," said the Ivory Coast international. [LNB]Drogba has not been at his best recently, scoring only two goals for his club from open play since August. [LNB]Marseille and Chelsea have already qualified for the Champions League knockout stages, with Chelsea, who have won all five matches to date, guaranteed to top the group.

Source: BBC_Sport