Stop Didier Drogba And You Stop Chelsea – Rafael Benitez
The Spaniard renews his rivalry with Carlo Ancelotti in Sunday’s hotly anticipated showdown but Benitez has already pinpointed where the Blues’ main threat will come from.
“People may have an opinion about him Didier Drogba, but you can never say he is anything other than a very dangerous opponent,” he told the Daily Mail.
“Daniel Agger is available again and under consideration, after playing 70 minutes for the reserves the other night, but whoever plays, the situation is clear.
“We must manage the threat he Drogba poses and if we can do that, I think we will be all right.”
The Ivorian has already scored six goals in the league this season and will be hoping to add to that tally on his return to the first team, after missing out on his team’s Champions League midweek win due to suspension.
Benitez also admitted his side must play as a team and help out the defence when required in order to nullify the threat the Chelsea striker offers: “We will give our centre-backs extra protection if need be and bring more players back to help them out, because it is crucial we deal with that.”