The manager of Chelsea, Roberto De Matteo, has admitted that Didier Drogba’s exit has hampered Chelsea a lot, but, at the same time, he has also said that the team has to move on without Drogba. As per Matteo, Drogba is a great player and his presence in the squad would have been wonderful, but, there is no point thinking about that issue too much. The fact is that Drogba is not in the team and the players would have to prove that they can win matches even without Drogba.

There is a lack of experienced strikers in the Chelsea side. The team has only two experienced strikers in the form of Daniel Sturridge and Fernando Torres. On being asked about that, Matteo said that he is still looking to sign a striker in place of Drogba. As per Matteo, it is true that the club doesn’t have too many strikers, but, he is happy with whatever resources he has got. He has massive hopes with Torres and Sturridge in the upcoming season and hopefully, the experienced duo would deliver.

Chelsea has signed two very good midfielders this summer in the form of Eden Hazard and Oscar. The club has bought Hazard from Lille after paying a transfer fee of 32 million Euros. While, for buying Oscar from Internacional, Chelsea had to pay something between 20-25 million pounds. The exact transfer fee was not disclosed by either of the clubs. Matteo said that he is very happy about the inclusion of Eden Hazard in the Chelsea squad. As per Matteo, Hazard had given some phenomenal performances for Lille in the last season. He desperately wanted to have Hazard in the Chelsea squad since the opening of the transfer window and he succeeded eventually.