Didier Drogba and
Rafael Benitez fire at each other
is the Champions League semi-final second leg between Liverpool
and Chelsea, and from the looks of it, it will hardly be a
friendly game. The mind games before the very important game
have begun and the first shot was fired by the Liverpool's
manager Rafael Benitez. Rafa accused Chelsea striker Didier
Drogba of going down too easily during the matches, while also
revealing he has compiled a four-year dossier of the striker's
alleged "diving' antics. Chelsea boss Avram Grant has already
defended his player, insisting Drogba is not a cheat, waving off
Rafa's comments as a mind game top destabilize the Blues before
the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. But the Ivory
Coast international had the following to say to French daily
L'Equipe: "Perhaps he is looking for something to destabilize
us before the match. Benitez was a manager I respected a lot.
Until now, I found him not only very competent but also classy.
But he has really disappointed me here. His words demonstrate a
weakness. A top manager would never go so low to attack a
player. Maybe he should concentrate on his own team's game and
if he wants me to stay on my feet, maybe he should tell his
defenders to stop hitting me."
Regardless of the Rafael Benitez'
tactics, Liverpool remains the underdog to win the second leg of
the Champions League semi-final game toady, listed with odds
13/5 at the British bookmaker
Bet365. Meanwhile Chelsea would
pay out on 6/5 odds and 21/10 is the payout for a draw in
regular time. Didier Drogba is also the favorite to score the
first goal in the game with odds 11/2, along with Fernando
Torres. Visit the bookie for all betting markets on the Chelsea
v Liverpool game, live betting also available.