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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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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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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.