Drogba returns to frontline duty

Drogba was dropped for Monday night’s goalless draw with Fulham

after his partnership with Torres struggled to make an impact in

the previous weekend’s defeat by Liverpool. Torres, the Blues’ new

£50million signing, is cup-tied so Drogba will lead the line

against Everton at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, the concentration of

Petr Cech has been praised by Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe

Lollichon following his penalty save against Fulham. Cech parried

Clint Dempsey’s stoppage-time spot-kick to prevent a chastening

defeat in the west London derby. “It is very important to do a

great save but it is not always the most important thing,”

Lollichon told the club’s official website. “The most important

thing is to maintain the right attitude right through the game and

maintain the right position tactically. “If Petr is in the right

position he can avoid making a lot of saves. “During the specific

training we work technically and tactically with a player but it is

very important also to work with video, to observe his performance.

“A penalty is a very important save, but during the second half he

made a technically-perfect catch. “One member of the Fulham staff

said to me that Petr caught a lot of high balls in the game and

that is because his concentration is very good.”