Chelsea to appeal against Drogba's UEFA's bans

LONDON, June 19 -- Chelsea said they will appeal against the UEFA's bans handed out to striker Didier Drogba and defender Jose Bosingwa resulting from their conduct during the Champions League semifinals last month.

Drogba was given a six-match ban, the last two games suspended for two years, for his angry confrontation with referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after being eliminated by Barcelona.

For branding the referee a "thief" for denying penalties, Bosingwa was handed a four-match ban, the last game suspended for two years, by European football's governing body.

Chelsea also intends appealing against the 100,000 euros (138,000 dollars) fine for the improper conduct of its players and for the throwing of missiles by its supporters.