Drogba commits to Chelsea - Lampard in fitness race

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Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba are in the headlines for differing reasons, but both are major starting doubts for the Blues ahead of their Premier League opener.

England midfielder Lampard returned to the club on Friday with an injury picked up on international duty, and boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that the player was by no means a definite ahead of the clash with West Bromwich Albion.

"We have to check Lampard in the morning because he has a problem with his ankle," Ancelotti told reporters in a press conference earlier today.

"Then we will decide if he is ready or not."

Lampard isn't the only player facing a race to be fit for the first kick-off, with goalkeeper Petr Cech and defender Alex both touch-and-go for the visit of Roberto Di Matteo's side.

Didier Drogba

The news coming from Drogba is much more positive for the Blues, with the Ivorian striker confirming his commitment to the Chelsea cause on the eve of another challenge for the Premier League title.

After an injury-plagued summer that saw the African hero's dream of being a star in the World Cup shattered, Drogba has spoken of his desire to stay at the London club and help retain the title again this season.

"Every summer there is speculation. You saw me in a Chelsea shirt in the Community Shield, and I think that is how you will see me all season.”

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