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Drogba ready to face Latics
25 Sep 2009 - 16:37:55
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Didier Drogba will be fit enough to feature against Wigan Athletic this weekend even after the Ivory Coast international limped out of the 3-0 win against Tottenham.
It had been feared that the 31-year-old striker had picked up a serious injury but it now seems that he was only suffering from cramp.
"He completely rested and then trained very well on Thursday and he is right to play against Wigan," confirmed Ancelotti.
The Blues boss was also pleased to see Joe Cole, Paulo Ferreira and Yury Zhirkov return to action in Wednesday's Carling Cup victory against QPR, although Deco and Alex remain on the sidelines.
The former AC Milan boss added: "Alex has returned from Brazil and he can play in two weeks. I don't know if Deco can go to Cyprus to play but for sure against Liverpool he will be there.
"I am very happy for Joe (Cole) because, after eight months, it is not easy to play the way he played against Queens Park Rangers. He shows very good condition.
"Yury had a different problem but he played a good 60 minutes and now he is in quite good condition.
"He is a very dynamic player so he has to improve but he is now 70 per cent of his top physical condition. They will travel to Wigan and will start on the bench, but if necessary they can play."