Didier Drogba hoping for Capital One Cup spark

Didier Drogba

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is hoping the Capital One Cup can spark further success this season.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes winning the Capital One Cup could trigger more success for Chelsea, according to the London Evening Standard.

The Blues take on Liverpool in the second leg of their Capital One cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge tonight following the thrilling 1-1 draw at Anfield last week.

They also lead the Premier League title race by five points and are into the last 16 of the Champions League, although their defeat to Bradford in the FA Cup on Saturday has ended their hopes of a quadruple.

Now, Drogba, who was part of the side that beat Liverpool in the final in Jose Mourinho’s first success a decade ago, has said that he believes beating Liverpool on the way to winning the tournament this year would be hugely significant.

“The League Cup looks like a small trophy but it has big meaning,” he said.

“It’s the first trophy we won altogether. I’m talking about John Terry, Frank Lampard and all the boys. This final helped us to be a bit more confident playing against Liverpool. I think it was the beginning of the big battles against them.”

The tie is finely balanced following the draw at Anfield last week, with Raheem Sterling’s wonderful solo goal leveling Eden Hazard’s 18th minute-penalty. The Blues were very much on the back foot at Anfield, and Drogba has admitted that Brendan Rodgers’ side are always difficult to play against.

However, he has stated that it is always special to score against the bigger teams and he will be doing everything in his power to do so on Tuesday evening.

“It is always difficult to play against them,” he added.

“When you score against these kind of teams it’s special. If I have a chance to do so again, I will be more than happy. I really enjoy scoring against them when I have the chance to do it. I hope that we are going to win.”

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