Didier Drogba completed a second full training session today, as Chelsea opened their doors to the world’s media ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Liverpool.

There was an unusual feel to the morning as Cobham, normally a quiet place for the squad to prepare for games, but today hosted a number of TV crews, photographers and journalists keen to see how Guus Hiddink is readying his side for Anfield.

In the time they were allocated to watch the Dutchman and his squad in action, the various cameramen and reporters will have seen Drogba, absent from Saturday’s win at Newcastle, engaging in full activity alongside his team-mates.

It wasn’t all fun and games for the forward though as he received the famous ear-flicking treatment after making a mistake early on.

Drogba pays the price

It was a second completed session in as many days for the Ivorian forward, but one notable absentee was Portugal defender José Bosingwa, who has not trained fully since returning from international duty last week with a gashed leg. He missed Saturday’s trip to Newcastle with a hamstring problem.

A game of keep-ball featured some deft touches from both Guus Hiddink and Ray Wilkins as the session began in a relaxed manner, before the intensity was upped in a possession exercise.

The short session ended with a full-sided game, Hiddink weighing up his selection options before this afternoon’s departure for Merseyside.