Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is ready to AXE Didier Drogba from tonight's starting XI at Fulham.

The Daily Mail says Ancelotti is giving serious consideration to dropping Drogba.

The Chelsea manager tried to accommodate new £50million signing Fernando Torres alongside Drogba and Nicolas Anelka when his side met Liverpool at Stamford Bridge eight days ago.

After losing that encounter with Torres's former club, the Italian insisted he would persist with the formation that sees Anelka deployed behind two strikers.

It had worked successfully at Sunderland when Anelka had played behind Drogba and Salomon Kalou and he insisted it could work again.

However, he is no longer convinced it is a system that best suits his new British-record signing and he wants to give the Spaniard the best possible chance to succeed.

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