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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 Continues At Chelsea

Didier Drogba is an iconic figure at Stamford Bridge as his goals helped Chelsea on winning just about every major trophy out there. His collection of trophies include: Premier League, FA Cup, Football League Cup, Champions League and FA Community Shield. All of those were the awards that the Ivorian striker managed to capture during his time playing for Chelsea.

Even at his 36 years of age, he still continues playing for Chelsea with roaring applauds and ovations being given to the experienced forward who remains being admired by supporters of the Premier League club and his manager, Jose Mourinho.

Not many players in recent times have been able to accomplish and have an impact in the same level that Didier Drogba had during his golden years but Diego Costa is turning heads around as the former Athletic Madrid player is turning out to be the savior for Chelsea.

Chelsea was consistently struggling trying to find a reliable goal-scoring option but their search seems to have ended with Diego Costa having already scored 4 goals in 3 matches and the Brazilian born attacker is at the spotlight of just about every match.

Even though the season has only just started and Diego Costa has not made a large number of performances for Chelsea, the €32 million that the English club had to pay in order to sign him is already turning out to be a bargain.

Even Didier Drogba himself has praised Diego Costa during a press conference as the Ivorian forward said that Costa kick started his career in Stamford Bridge better than he did.

Drogba told reporters: “Diego Costa has started very well. He looks special. He’s scoring goals and helping the team. He’s settled right in and he’s started much better than I did!”

During the first season of Didier Drogba in Stamford Bridge he managed on scoring 10 league goals but Diego Costa has already scored 4 goals in just 3 matches for Chelsea.

Torres And Lukaku Compete For Spot Alongside Costa

With Diego Costa’s signing having already been officially announced and confirmed to the public it does not look like Chelsea would have to look around for another player that can strengthen the attacking department of the squad.

Diego Costa was expected to be partnered up with Fernando Torres as the future of Romelu Lukaku still remains uncertain. The Belgian player was performing in the past season with Everton on a loan deal but now that the contract is over he would be making his return to Stanford Bridge but the 21 year old forward once said that if he does indeed go back to Chelsea it would only be as a starting player.

So far, Lukaku has only made 10 league appearances for Chelsea and he wants to have a guaranteed spot in the starting lineup of Jose Mourinho much like his time playing with Everton where he appeared on 31 matches.

Inter Milan has launched offers towards Fernando Torres but the Spanish forward wants to remain at Stanford Bridge and prove why Chelsea was willing to pay €50 million in order to sign him which means that there will be a competition between Torres and Lukaku to find out which player will be playing alongside Diego Costa who has his place assured.

But things might get even more competitive with the recent rumors that are linking Chelsea with Didier Drogba as the Ivorian attacker is being taken into consideration by Jose Mourinho as well as the staff members of the club.

Some time ago Ryan Giggs had a role in Manchester United to play as a player-coach and this is what Didier Drogba is believed to perform with Chelsea if he indeed to come back to Stanford Bridge. The place that saw him winning a number of glorious titles including: 3 Premier League trophies, 4 FA Cups and the Champions League but with his possible return to the Premier League club, there is a possibility of the Ivorian man being able to add more trophies to his name.

POOR SEASON

Didier Drogba and Ivory Coast have not enjoyed going through successful moments during the past World Cup participations as they on the 2006 and 2010 editions but failed on getting past the group stages.

In 2006 Ivory Coast had to settle with a 3rd place finish as they fell behind Argentina and Netherlands and 4 years later during the 2010 World Cup, Ivory Coast couldn’t get past Brazil and Portugal in the standings of the group stages and that was as far as they have been able on reaching.

This time around Ivory Coast was pitted against Japan, Colombia and Greece in what is expected to be a much simpler group stages and considering that this will be the last World Cup of Didier Drogba, he wants to end his international career with Ivory Coast on a high note.

“Competing at the previous two tournaments was very difficult. We have a realistic chance to do better in Brazil and get past the first round’’ Drogba stated.

The French manager Sabri Lamouchi is the person in charge of Ivory Coast to help the nation reach a platform that they have never been able to accomplish in their history and he has praised the importance that Drogba has in the squad even at his 36 years of age.

“Didier is a great footballer who contributes so much to the team and he can be a major factor in Brazil. Ivory Coast has never reached the second round and should we do so in Brazil, there is a sense that nothing is impossible.” Lamouchi announced.

Yaya Toure is another high profile player who is expected to be one of the main engines and driving forces behind Ivory Coast and their journey through the 2014 World Cup.