Southend United v Chelsea

Drogba dropped for FA Cup clash

January 14, 2009
By Soccernet staff
Didier Drogba has been sensationally axed from Chelsea's side to face Southend United in the FA Cup on Wednesday night as manager Luiz Felipe Scolari's adopts a get-tough policy.

In the wake of the Blues' 3-0 mauling by Manchester United on Sunday, Scolari blasted that some of his players had only performed to "35 per cent" of their potential in the last five games.

Drogba's exclusion for the trip to Roots Hall has placed a huge question mark over the future of the Ivory Coast ...

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