Emmanuel Adebayo has revealed he still has the desire to return to the Premier league. The former Togo international who has represented top clubs in the division is determined to come back and complete his legacy. According to a source close to the player, he revealed that the player is Continue Reading
Tammy Abraham has started this season in an impressive manner and Didier Drogba is not at all surprised to see that. He has passed on his entire knowledge about the game to Tammy when he played for Chelsea and so he is confident about the youngster. Abraham, who is just Continue Reading
Chelsea have been quiet in the transfer window due to the ban placed on the club by FIFA. The Blues are also without a manager but the club has continued to see go about its transfer business. The latest news from the club reveals that midfielder Pasalic is set to Continue Reading
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has said that the Blues will secure maximum points from the remaining matches as they seek to finish in the top four of the Premier League. The Blues have endured a mixed run of form since the turn of the year but they remain in contention Continue Reading
Former Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed what he had to do to secure the services of Didier Drogba from Marseille in 2004. Mourinho has spoken up about what he told Chelsea club owner Roman Abramovic before he could bring the Ivorian striker over to Stamford Bridge: “Pay, and Continue Reading
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes that the new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is doing a great job at the club. Sarri took charge of the club after the departure of Antonio Conte and has managed some impressive results since then. Drogba said that it is never easy to take Continue Reading
Didier Drogba has tried to back Petr Cech after the Arsenal goalkeeper has faced plenty of criticism at the start of the new campaign.Cech has been one of the most reliable goalkeepers for Arsenal since the days of Jens Lehmann. However, there has been a noticeable drop in performances over Continue Reading
Ivory Coast’s hopes of reaching a fourth straight World Cup took a knock when beaten 2-1 at home by Gabon. Ivory Coast had been tipped by the media to be the team to qualify for the World Cup from a group consisting of Gabon, Mali and Morocco. Gabon claimed a Continue Reading
Chelsea great Didier Drogba has said that Mohamed Salah had approached him during their time together at Chelsea, where he struggled to find form in front of goal. The Egypt international eventually had to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere after he managed just two goals in 13 top-flight games. In Continue Reading
Former Liverpool midfielder-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp believes that Jose Mourinho will seek to groom Romelu Lukaku into the mould of ex-Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.
The Belgium international begun his Premier League career at Stamford Bridge before he spent four seasons with Merseyside club Everton.
Lukaku’s time with the Toffees was always shrouded with doubts over his future with the former Anderlecht graduate admitting his ambition of playing in the Champions League. Both Chelsea and United were interested in his services earlier this summer, but the 24-year-old opted to move to Old Trafford where he would be reunited with Jose Mourinho.
Speaking to The Mail, Redknapp admits that United will play with a direct approach this summer given the height among the players in the squad. He added that the Special One will look to make Lukaku his new Didier Drogba, although he struggles to make an impression with the elite clubs, he said:
“With this battering ram up front, United will be very direct this year. Jose Mourinho will be looking to Lukaku to be his Didier Drogba. There are times when the Belgian plays like a raging bull — but has appeared timid and disinterested at times. Now he must ditch his reputation as a flat-track bully and terrorise every centre back in the League. Lukaku is good friends with Paul Pogba and if they replicate that relationship on the pitch, they can be magnificent.”
However, Lukaku took a different view to the comparison earlier last month where he insisted that he likes to play more with the ball at his feet rather than Drogba’s role of being the target man. Lukaku opened his goalscoring account in the 2-1 European Super Cup loss to Real Madrid, but he should have guided his side to extra time at least after he missed an open chance from six yards out.