Didier Drogba might be a great player, but he should not be given all the responsibility of beating Barcelona, according to a former Chelsea star...Chelsea must use their midfield to cause Barcelona problems and not rely solely on Didier Drogba's height and strength to cause problems at Camp Nou.
The former Blues' player and manager thinks that the west London club rely on the Ivory Coast striker too much and that could make life easier for the Blaugrana.
Instead, Gullit wants to see the midfielders pushing up and trying to influence the tie and give Barcelona different things to think about on Tuesday evening.
"If you're the Barcelona coach, you are thinking 'if we eliminate Drogba a lot of the danger is already gone'," the Evening Standard quotes him as saying.
"Chelsea rely on him too much. If he is not in good shape, Chelsea struggle a little bit. You could see that the moment he came back from his bad form, Chelsea's performances and results have picked up again. If you depend too much on one player that is not good.
"Of course Frank Lampard is scoring his goals also and playing a big role, but they need to have more people making an impact. Players like Michael Ballack and Nicolas Anelka need to step up more in this tie.
"Barcelona are also very strong in midfield and Chelsea have to battle in there. They need to stop the players who pass the ball to the strikers, like Xavi. A lot of danger comes from him."
Lucas Brown, Goal.com