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No Blues panic over Drogba

21 Sep 2009 - 08:43:46

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has played down fears that key striker Didier Drogba faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Ivory Coast international had to be carried off the pitch after picking up what appeared to be a calf injury in the second half of the Blues' comfortable 3-0 win against Tottenham that maintained their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

The former AC Milan boss said: "We have played without Didier before. I think we can play well without Didier.

"Against Porto we won without him and we have Nicolas Anelka, Salomon Kalou, Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini.

"We hope on Monday we will have a precise diagnosis of the situation. It is a calf injury but he felt that he had cramp. If it is cramp, it is good for us."

Of his side's display against Spurs, Ancelotti added: "All the players did a very good job. The match was easy in the second half. If you don't do a good job on the pitch against Tottenham you cannot win 3-0.

"I don't know if Tottenham should have had a penalty, I am not a referee. I do not like to speak about the job of the referee. I prefer to speak about the match.

"I saw Manchester United's game. It was a fantastic game, unbelievable, but in England there are matches of this kind. But I am only interested in Chelsea playing well and winning."


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