Didier Drogba could be dropped from the side as a result of his poor form against Blackburn Rovers. According to the Daily Mirror, the Italian hopes the move will be the catalyst for a revival in the striker’s goal scoring form.

When Ancelotti left the big Ivorian out of his starting line-up for the Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur before Christmas, it sparked an angry respone from Didier Drogba who came on as a substitute to score.

Daniel Sturridge – fresh from his two goal effort against Ipswich in the FA Cup – is the most likely beneficiary of any plans to drop Drogba.