Didier Drogba fit for Wigan clash

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has quelled fears surrounding the fitness of Didier Drogba by declaring that the striker is fit for Saturday’s match at Wigan.

Doubts surrounded the fitness of the in-form forward after he limped out of last weekend’s win at Tottenham with a suspected calf injury. But Ancelotti has moved to reassure fans that Drogba has shaken off the knock and will be available for selection against the Latics tomorrow.

"Didier had a problem last week.

"But he is completely rested and trained very well yesterday. He's alright to play tomorrow."

Chelsea currently head the Premier League table with a 100 per cent record from their first six matches and the superb form of the Ivory Coast international has been instrumental in the Blues’ fine start to the season.

Ancelotti also admitted he was revelling in the early success he has brought to Stamford Bridge. Though the 50-year-old Italian has considered retiring from the game on several occasions, he confirmed that he would like to stay at Chelsea for many years to come.

"I started to train in 1995 and, after two years of this job, I thought that, for me, I would end my career in 2000," he revealed.

"When I got to 2000, I said, 'now it's better to continue because I like this'.

"I thought I'd close my career in 2005 but after the Champions League final defeat against Liverpool, I thought it was better to continue. Now, my stop is 2015.

"I hope to stay here. It depends not only on me. But I can say that, after three months here, I hope to stay a long time."