According to Ancelotti, Chelsea will not miss their top-goalscorer when he leaves for the African Cup of Nations. He also goes on to say that Chelsea would still be on top of the Premier League without Drogba in the ranks -- How does he work that one out? Drogba and Kalou were granted a two-day delay on their flight to Angola. Most players left for the ACN on December 27th. Chelsea will also lose Essien, Obi-Mikel, and Kalou to the ACN. This is a great chance for the other title contenders to fight for Chelsea's top-spot which includes Arsenal and United. United haven't lost a single player to ACN, while Arsenal will miss Song and Eboue. Clicky.