Huge fitness boost for Chelsea ahead of Benfica clash

Chelsea expect Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz and Didier Drogba to be available for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Benfica.

All three players were due to train on Tuesday along with Raul Meireles, who has been carrying a knee problem.

Ivanovic, whose extra-time winner against Napoli took his side into the quarter-finals, recently returned from injury but has been nursing a strained hamstring.

Drogba missed Saturday’s win at Aston Villa, where Luiz was taken off after suffering an  injury.

“They are expected to train. At the moment everyone seems available,” Chelsea’s interim boss Roberto Di Matteo confirmed.

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