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Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes


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By Since66
October 3 2008

The reserves fresh from their win at Pompey on Tuesday evening and their unbeaten start to the season, take on the reserves of AC Milan in a friendly at Cobham tomorrow morning (Saturday 4th October 2008). Already the reserves have played friendlies against Liverpool and Man Utd this season.

Against Liverpool we lost 2-0 up there and against Man Utd (which were back-to-back, home and away matches), Chelsea lost the first game and drew 2-2 the second game at Cobham, at one point Chelsea were leading 2-0.

Imagine the Rossoneri in the famous black and red striped shirts at Cobham.

Staging a fixture against the legends of the San Siro at Cobham on a Saturday morning gives further proof on the reckoning of Chelsea Football Club's standing in the World game since Mr Abramovich took over.

Never before has it been known that club's of the like of Man Utd, Liverpool and AC Milan would have agreed to play friendly matches against us, let alone offering to play against any of our teams, unless drawn in a major domestic or European Cup competition.

Bookmark and come back tomorrow from 11.15am when ALL the action will be LIVE on the board.

Good news for Chelsea today is that Didier Drogba will be out of action for about four weeks after he suffered a knee injury against Cluj on Wednesday night.

The official medical statement published on the official site reads:

"Didier Drogba has had two forceful rotations in his knee and ankle. Fortunately, he has avoided any significant ligamentus rupture.

"He will not be requiring surgery. We will keep him under observation for the next two or three days before putting an estimate on how long he'll be out, but we're certainly looking at weeks, not months."

Scolari confirmed Dids condition today by saying, "Drogba now I think is normal treatment. I don't know very well but I think maximum one month and he is ready to play."

Already out of Sunday's game against Villa are Deco, Carvalho, Essien and now Dids. News on JT, Joe Cole, Alex and Ashley is much brighter - Scolari expects all of these players to play some part on Sunday.

Sky and Setanta have laid claim to two more Chelsea fixtures for broadcasting on 'inconvenience tv.'

First up is West Ham at home which has been switched to Sunday 14th December, kick off 4pm and the Everton away game the following week (Saturday 20th December) has been switched to Monday 22nd December, kick 8pm. (Cheers Setanta Pah, Pah!!)

 

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Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
50 Years Over 100 Years (IP Logged)
03/10/2008 17:21
Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes

 
Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
carefree (IP Logged)
03/10/2008 17:57
Thank god it wasn't a break,he was so unlucky to get the injury and was just trying to get his form back when this happened.Looking at it i did fear the worst the way he stayed down,but lucky for him and us he will be back sooner than we think.

 
Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 09:27
I feared the worst too!!!



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:19
Chelsea team v AC Milan

Heimann

Nana
Bruma
Hutchinson
Magnay

Bridcutt
Tejera
Stoch

Kakuta
Paim
Borini


Michael Mancienne, Rhys Taylor, Franco Di Santo and Scott Sinclair are with the first team squad for tomorrow's game against Villa.

Sam Hutchinson makes his first start for a year and Gael Kakuta returns after suffering a serious groin injury.

Kick off at 11.30am



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2008:10:04:11:23:43 by Since 66.

 
Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:31
Game underway - a bit late

0-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:33
Cobham is really busy today

As well as this game, the first team are training, Chelsea U16s are playing Arsenal U16s and the U18s met up to travel to play Arsenal U18s.

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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:34
3mins

Chelsea have started brightly

0-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:37

 
Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:39
There are plans for further friendlies.

Liverpool at home

Inter Milan home and away

Juventus home and away

8:12

Penalty to chelsea



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:42
1-0 Chelsea

Stoch

8:47

Apologies but the network is performing or I should say isn't performing.

Really really slow

10:50

1-0 Chelsea



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:44
On 11 mins a ball over the top of the Milan defence saw Borini raced on to make it 2-0 Chelsea.

Borini's 6th goal in a week.

13:20

2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:47
Chelsea subs include:

Stuart Searle
Morten Nielsen
Tom Taiwo
Fabio Fernandes

16mins

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:49
19mins

Chelsea 2-0 AC Milan



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:53
The penalty for chelsea came about when Stoch was steamrollered and sandwich between Milan's skipper and goalkeeper. It was crunching.

22mins

2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 11:57
26mins

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:01
30mins

Chelsea still on top

2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:06
35mins

AC are starting to play a bit and have had serious possession in the last 5 mins or so.

Sam Hutchinson is playing extremely well and you wouldn't have thought that he had been out for a year.

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:09
Wonderful chelsea move. Stoch breaks in and AC's keeper makes a good save the ball breaks to Tejera and instead of shooting passes to Paim who puts the ball in the net.

Ref blows for Paim being offside

still 2-0

38mins



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:11
5 mins to half-time

Chelsea 2-0

Stoch

Borini



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:18
Half-time from Cobham

Chelsea 2-0 AC Milan

Stoch pen

Borini



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:36
Second-Half from Cobham

Just kicked off

Chelsea 2-0 AC Milan

Stoch pen

Borini



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:37
Fabio Ferreira on for Paim



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:37
AC Milan have made changes as well

stil 2-0

46:20



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:40

 
Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:45
52mins

almost 3-0

Stoch whipped in a free-kick on Chelsea's left which the 'keeper struggled to contain. The ball looped up in the air, Chelsea couldn't convert

53:24

1st booking

Jeffrey Bruma - crunching tackle

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:47
Tejera whipped in another free-kick, Magnay has a free header, but the 'keeper saves brilliantly down at his near post.

still 2-0

56mins



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:49
Another goal disallowed - great play between Stoch and Borini which saw Stoch slide the ball into the net.

Stoch's reaction of disbelief saw him get a yellow card

57:30

still 3-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:51
Another AC change - their fourth

still 2-0
60mins



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:51
AC have just introduced a 15yr old

De Sciligio

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:53
Two Chelsea subs

Hutchinson and Kakuta off

Taiwo and Fernandes on

still 2-0

62:25



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:55
Pasini booked for AC

dangerous free-kick for Chelsea
still 2-0

64:18



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:57
Make that yellow card a RED card

Pasini sent off

from the free-kick, Stoch rifled one which was heading towards the bottom corner - the big AC keeper saved well.

65:41

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 12:58
Merkel off

Fondrini on for AC

66:40

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:00
67mins and Heimann makes his first save from an AC free-kick

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:00
70mins

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:04
Another AC sub

still 2-0
73mins



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:06
Chelsea sub

Morten Nielsen on for Fabio Borini

75mins

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:07
From a Chelsea corner, Bruma heads just wide

75:50

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:09
78mins

still 2-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:11
Viudez off

Garnai on

still 2-0

80mins



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:13
1st team coach Ray Wilkins is on the touchline next to Brendan Rodgers reserve team coach.

still 2-0

82:30



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:17
84:33

A well deserved third goal for Chelsea

Ferreira makes it three after Stoch finally breaks the AC offside trap

Chelsea 3-0 AC



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:21
89:28

4-0 Chelsea

Nielsen



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:22
Goal made by Miroslav Stoch again

get him in the first team

4-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:22
Into stoppage time and Nielsen heads one over from a free header

4-0



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:23
FULL TIME FROM COBHAM

Chelsea 4-0 AC Milan

Stoch (pen)

Borini

Ferreira

Nielsen



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
Since 66 (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 13:27
Results from the other Chelsea teams playing today.

The Academy lost at Arsenal 2-0 but the U16s beat Arsenal U16s 4-1.



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Re: Drogba Out for a Month and Fixture Changes
carefree (IP Logged)
04/10/2008 15:53
I watched the game, fantastic football and i think we taught the Milan boys how to play. An absolutely outstanding performance by our second eleven.

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