LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 21 October 2009 41 CHELSEA vATLETICO MADRID MATCH FACTS Chelsea,unbeatenin10 ChampionsLeague matches,havenotlostany oftheirlast19Champions LeaguegamesatStamford Bridge. PetrCechplayshis50th ChampionsLeaguegame fortheBluestonightand haskept21cleansheets. Atleticohavedrawnsix oftheirlasteight ChampionsLeague matchesbuthavefailedto scoreinthelastthreeand infourofthelastfive. Atleticohavelostononly twooftheirsevenvisitsto England,drawingfourtimes andbeatingLeicesterCity 2-0inthe1997-98UEFA Cup. KEYMEN SALOMONKALOUCHELSEA INhisfourthseasoninwestLondon now,Kalou(left)hasnever threatenedtobecomeafirstteam regular.SomebodyatStamford Bridgeobviouslyvalueshissporadic contributions,however,afterhewas offeredanewthree-yeardeallast week.DidierDrogbasEuropean suspensionmeanshisfellowIvorian willgetanotherchancetoimpress inhisabsencethiseveningdont bankonhimtakingit. SERGIOAGUEROATLETICOMADRID WEREitnotforChelseasimpending transferban,themercurial Argentineforwardwouldsurelybe auditioningforaroleatStamford Bridgethisevening.ALionelMessi typewithmoreofanedge,the21- year-oldAguero,oftenreferredtoas Kunafterhisgrandparents noted thathishaircutlookedlikethatof JapanesecartooncharacterKun KunhasbeenlinkedwithChelseain thepastandwillleadthelinefor ArgentinaattheWorldCup. POSSIBLE LINE-UPS REFEREE FLORIAN MEYER (GER) CHAMPIONSLEAGUEGROUPH.LIVEONITV1FROM7.30PM(KICK-OFF:7.45PM) I dont know my left from my right Carlo Blues boss admits he cant drive in London BY GEOFF TEATHER but the performances were far from convincing. Now the Ital- ian coach is looking for a dis- tinct improvement against Madrid. The Spanish side have made their worst start to a league season since the start of 1994butAncelottiiswaryof writing them off. We have had difficult games in the Champions League, he said. Porto, in the first game, was not an easy match because they have very good organisation. The same thing against Apoel Nicosia. WecanplaybetterintheChampions League, for sure, but at the moment its important to win. Chelsea will be without Didier Drogba, who is serving the last match of his three-game European suspen- sion. Defender Alex returns to the squad after a groin problem and Michael Ballack and John Obi Mikel are also both in contention. However, Jose Bosingwa is out with a knee injury. Madrid welcome striker Diego For- lan, the former Manchester United hitman, back to the team. LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS Chelsea 4-11, Atletico 10-1, Draw 3-1. FIRST GOALSCORER Anelka 7-2, Kalou 11-2, Lampard 13-2, J Cole 10-1, Ballack 10-1, Malouda 10-1, Forlan 10-1, Aguero 11-1, Deco 12-1, Zhirkov 16-1. CHELSEAbossCarloAncelottisayshes being driven mad. Butitsnothisteamsdodgydefending thatsworryinghim,itsgettingtogrips with being a motorist in London. The Italian coach said: For me, driv- ing in London is harder than managing Chelsea.Itsverydifficultdrivinginthis city. I find it hard to control the left side of the car. I do not have the control on the left-hand side. In Italy, when I want to look in the mirror, I glance to the right. But when I try that here the mirror is not there. Its on the left side. Its hard for me. At this moment, so far, Ive not had anyfinesformydriving.Iamrespecting the laws. Ancelotti is hoping that his players do not suffer from similar disorientation when they step into the driving seat against Atletico Madrid tonight and he is particularly keen that they focus on their defending. Back-to-back away defeats in the leaguetoWiganandAstonVillaexposed theBluesfrailtiesondefendingcorners and set-pieces. John Terry was seen to go ballistic after James Collins scored Villas winner on Saturday and Ancelotti was pleased to see his skippers reaction. I was just as angry as John Terry at the weekend. We have to learn that set-piece situatiions are ve r y i m p o r t a n t i n matches. Looking ahead to tonights third group D matchattheBridge,Ance- lotti (right, sporting an L- plate) admits Chelsea have not been at their best in the Champions League despite a 100percent record in the com- petition so far. They are top of the group havingwonboththeiropening games against Porto and Apoel Nicosia. Nicolas Anelka scored the decisive goal in both 1-0 victories GROUP D P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 FC PORTO 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 APOEL FC 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 ATLETICO 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... RE CROUCH (LL 20/10) Crouch will be able to go to nightclubs all next summer as he wont be going to the World Cup. K, Tufnell Park RE CROUCH (LL 20/10) as Harry told the Spurs players he didnt want to see them rolling out of clubs at 3am and Peter Crouch was pictured on the way home at 2am, he was abiding by his curfew. Don21 RE CROUCH (LL 20/10) no-ones to say footballers cant go out and have a good time, but when you are trying to stake a claim for a regular spot for club and country Crouchs timing has to be called into question. Macca JIMBO (LL 20/10) its not a question of how much added time Man United get, its more a fact of how much added time they get on top off added time. Andy, N1 RE HESKEY (LL 20/10) surely even Chelsea arent that desperate. JG To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Memoriesof Moscowfresh for Sir Fergie SIR ALEX FERGUSON maintains that Manchester Uniteds glorious memories of Moscow will count for nothing against CSKA this evening. United return to the city of their 2008 Champions League final success against Chelsea, but their manager is banking on creating new history, rather than basking in the past. He said: Obviously I have fantastic memories of the Moscow final but these are things of the past. It was wonderful and I wont forget it but we have a more important match tonight. The Russian side are now managed by Tottenhams Carling Cup winning manager Jaunde Ramos. The Spaniard, sacked last November, took a sideswipe at his former charges, who were grossly out of shape when he inherited them from Martin Jol. He said: What I like about Russia is that the players are very disciplined, ready to listen and take on new things so training is very positive. CSKA MOSCOW VMAN U GROUP B, 5.30PM (SKY SPORTS 2) GROUP B P W D L F A PTS MAN UTD 2 2 0 0 3 1 6 WOLFSBURG 2 1 0 1 4 3 3 CSKA MOSCOW 2 1 0 1 3 4 3 BESIKTAS 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 CHELSEA 4-1-3-2 ATLETICO MADRID 4-4-2 AgueroForlan UjfalusiPablo Jurado Juanito Perea Simao Asenjo Garcia Cech Ivanovic A Cole CarvalhoTerry Malouda Essien Cech AnelkaKalou Anelka Ballack Lampard Santana but the performances were far from convincing. Now the Ital- ian coach is looking for a dis- tinct improvement against Madrid. The Spanish side have made their worst start to a league season since the start of 1994butAncelottiiswaryof writing them off. 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