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ROBERTO Di Matteo remains unsure whether he will be able to call on striker Dider Drogba for Tuesday's Champions League semi final second leg in Barcelona.
The Ivorian, who scored in the first leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, sat out Saturday's 0-0 draw at Arsenal. Di Matteo said: “I don't know about Didier. He has a knee injury and I'm unsure about Tuesday (whether he will play).”
Blues looked impotent without Drogba at The Emirates. Despite putting out a mainly second string side, they looked more organised than their hosts – though lacked penetration in the final third.
"I think if you look at the statistics we had as many chances and corners as Arsenal),” said Chelsea's interim first team coach.
“We looked dangerous on the break and could have snatched it if we showed a bit of quality up front.
"But under the circumstances we have to be pleased with the point - it was one gained in our search for fourth place in the league.”
Chelsea's fortunes have been revived since the Italian took the helm at Stamford Bridge, and he admits it has been a roller coaster ride, particularly in the last week. "We have had a crazy schedule in the past six days," he said.
"Spurs at Wembley in the FA Cup, Barcelona in the Champions League and a very tough game away to Arsenal in the league.
"It was a brilliant performance (against Arsenal). It was a shame that we did not have the quality at the front end to score."