Didier Drogba believes Gerard Pique is the toughest defender he had ever faced

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has suggested that Barcelona’s Gerard Pique is probably the toughest defender he has faced during his playing career. The Ivorian recently hung up his boots after 20 years in the beautiful game where he won numerous accolades including the prestigious Champions League trophy with Chelsea in 2012.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Drogba was asked about the toughest ever defender faced during his career where he pointed out Pique’s name, he said:”I think[toughest opponent was] Pique because our battles were really, really tough. But at the same time, like with all of them, you know like big guys, top players, top men, class. It’s very difficult for me to say one that I played against because most of the time I was playing against two defenders, so one of the best pair I played against was Vidic and Ferdinand. And the other one was [Carles] Puyol and Pique.”
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DROGBA HINTS AT RETURN TO FOOTBALL

Chelsea legend and former Ivory Coast international, Didier Drogba has hinted at a possible retirement U-turn, revealing that he will continue playing football very soon, after the Phoenix Rising FC’s defeat in the final of the United Soccer League.

The 40 year old who is a co-owner and a player at the Phoenix club since 2007, had originally confirmed he’ll be retiring at the end of the season, which has now come to an end following Phoenix’s 1-0 loss at Louisville City. Read more »

Didier Drogba offers advice to Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has offered advice to Blues duo Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata after their struggles to find the scoresheet during the early part of the season. The pair have shared the duties upfront under the guidance of new manager Maurizio Sarri but neither has managed to impress sufficiently with their scoring prowess.

In a report covered by The Star, Drogba suggested that it is not easy to adjust to a new club and believes the duo need to get the confidence in their game to make a genuine difference, he said: “I hope they will have the same success that I had. When I came [to Chelsea] it wasn’t easy for me. I think for strikers it is just a matter of confidence and do you want to improve your game and make yourself more difficult to play against. I think that’s what they are doing and I hope they will get more success because they deserve it.”
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Eden Hazard fancies Chelsea’s titles prospects this season

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has sent a warning to Premier League rivals by suggesting that the Blues are competing for the Premier League this term. The west London side had an average defence of their title last season where they were blown away by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City but they have made a much better start this time around.

Speaking after the 2-0 win over Bournemouth, Hazard highlighted that team are hoping to finish within the top three of the Premier League whilst admitting the main aim remains to win the Championship, he said: “Of course, in the end we want to compete for the first three places. We want to be champions at the end although we know it will be hard because Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham are very strong. So we will see at the end, but we want to be at the top. We can improve [on the Bournemouth game], of course. We didn’t concede a goal – that’s a good point. We scored two, maybe we should have scored more – like always.”
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DROGBA: RONALDO IS THE BEST STRIKER IN THE WORLD

Ivory Coast football legend Didier Drogba opines that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the best striker in the world. The former Chelsea striker is convinced of Ronaldo’s abilities but he was reminded of what the five-time Ballon d’Or winner could do when he watched him score the decider in the Portugal vs. Morocco game.

Drogba, who is in Russia as a World Cup pundit for the BBC, said Ronaldo is “the best striker in the world” at the moment. He said the Portuguese was complete as he scores headers, left foot, right foot, free kicks and all. Ronaldo has scored a penalty, a long range effort, a free kick and a header all in Russia so far.
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DROGBA HAILS TAMMY ABRAHAM AFTER FIRST PL GOAL

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has hailed former club forward Tammy Abraham after the player scored his first Premier League goal.


The Blues youngster is on loan at Swansea City. He helped the team to victory against Crystal Palace while registering his first goal in the elite football league.

Drogba went online to heap praises on the young lad for his achievement. The Champions League winner scored at the same venue back in August 2004 when he joined from the Ligue 1.

“Great to see you opening [your] account in a stadium where I scored my first Chelsea Premier League goals Tammy Abraham,” the Ivorian tweeted.

The player, who was excited at the goal, also posted online: “Big 3 points today, delighted with my first Prem goal.”

The 19-year old south London born striker beat Palace player Martin Kelly to connect to Leroy Fer’s cross to score. He had scored in midweek against MK Dons at a cup game but it was his first in the league. Read more »