Drogba sat out last weekend's 7-1 victory over Aston Villa and missed two training sessions after collecting a minor leg injury in training.
Goal machine: Drogba has already scored 30 goals this season
Michael Essien (knee); Ashley Cole (ankle); Ricardo Carvalho (ankle) and Jose Bosingwa (knee) are all sidelined along with Branislav Ivanovic (knee).
Provisional squad: Cech, Hilario, Turnbull, Kalou, Alex, Drogba, Malouda, Terry, Borini, Lampard, Obi, Deco, Anelka, Zhirkov, J Cole, Belletti, Ballack, Kakuta, Sturridge, Ferreira, Bruma, Van Aanholt.
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