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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Drogba to start Cup clash

Didier Drogba will start Chelsea's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Everton tomorrow in place of the cup-tied Fernando Torres.

Drogba was controversially dropped for Monday night's goalless Barclays Premier League draw at Fulham but will return against the Blues.

David Luiz is also ineligible as he was not a Chelsea player at the time of the original tie and the game comes too soon for Jose Bosingwa, while Alex (knee) and Yossi Benayoun (Achilles) are still sidelined.

But Yuri Zhirkov could make his first appearance for three months as a substitute after recovering from a calf problem.

Team (from): Cech, Ferreira, Terry, Ivanovic, Zhirkov, Cole, Mikel, Essien, Lampard, Ramires, McEachran, Kalou, Malouda, Anelka, Drogba, Turnbull, Sala.

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