Chelsea striker Drogba to start against Bolton

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is ready to give Didier Drogba a start at Bolton Wanderers.

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is ready to give Didier Drogba a start at Bolton Wanderers.

Drogba looks certain to start for the first time since suffering a sickening head injury more than a month ago.

"In terms of fitness, he is ready," Villas-Boas said of the striker, who marked his comeback against Swansea on Saturday with a goal after coming off the bench.

"He's on top form, so he's available for selection. We just have to decide what we want strategically for the game."

Daniel Sturridge is also set for a recall after shaking off a knee problem that forced him from the field in the Carling Cup win over Fulham just over a week ago.

"He'll be up for selection," said Villas-Boas.

"He's, of course, a player we trust."

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