The Chelsea striker was banned following an infamous expletive-filled rant after the teams last faced each other at the same stage back in 2009, when he felt they had been on the wrong end of some poor refereeing decisions.
Despite that, the Blues have a good record against Barca and Drogba (34) is confident his team can pull off what many would consider a shock in the first leg at Stamford Bridge tonight. “A lot has changed since we last played Barcelona,” he told The Sun.
“But our desire to beat them is as strong as ever. I signed for Chelsea to play in games like this. These are the occasions that excite us all. We have many memories from our previous games against Barcelona — good ones as well as bad. This tie is 50-50 but we are ready for them.”