Drogba dropped, Torres starts for Chelsea in Copenhagen
Published 19:02 22/02/11 By MirrorFootball
Didier Drogba was dropped again as Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka, Michael Essien, and Jose Bosingwa all returned for Chelsea's vital Champions League last-16, first leg tie at FC Copenhagen.
For the second time in eight days, Drogba made way for the misfiring Torres, who had been ineligible for Saturday's shock FA Cup fourth-round replay defeat to Everton.
FC Copenhagen went for the jugular in what was their first competitive match since their final Champions League group game against Panathinaikos two and a half months ago, pairing the prolific Dame N'Doye and Cesar Santin in attack.
FC Copenhagen v Chelsea FC Copenhagen: Wiland, Pospech, Jorgensen, Antonsson, Wendt, Bolanos, Kvist, Claudemir, Gronkjaer, Santin, Ndoye. Subs: Christensen, Bengtsson, Kristensen, Zohore, Vingaard, Hooiveld, Delaney.
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Malouda, Anelka, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Drogba, Mikel, Zhirkov, Ferreira, Kalou, McEachran. Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Oldenzaal)