Didier Drogba says that his physical condition is improving and he may be ready to start the upcoming game for Montréal Impact.
So far, the former Ivory Coast international has been involved only as a substitute in the last two games. A sore knee has prevented Drogba from making an impact in the 2016 MLS campaign so far. The club also took a precaution with regard to the striker by not utilising him in the opening four matches since it was played on artificial pitches. Four out of the first five games for Montréal Impact were set to be played on the artificial pitches.
Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku says that the expert advice from the likes of Ian Wright and Didier Drogba has been a major assistance towards improving his career.
Lukaku was dubbed as the next Drogba when he was coming through the ranks at Anderlecht. The Belgian international then joined Chelsea in the hope of living up to his tag name. Even though his time at Chelsea was unfruitful in terms of number of appearances, Lukaku developed as a player. He is now regarded as one of the top strikers in the Premier League – after 12 months of leaving Chelsea on a permanent basis.
Didier Drogba has struggled with knee issues in the last five years.
There was a recurrence of the same while playing for Montréal Impact on turf pitches. This means that the club had to do without their star centre forward during the play-off matches last season. Keen to avoid a repeat of the same, technical director Adam Braz stated that Drogba is unlikely to feature in the opening few games of the 2016 season. The first five matches of the campaign will be played on artificial pitches, which has not been good enough for Drogba’s fragile knee.
After a long period, the Ivory Coast supporters will get to see one of their legends Yaya Toure playing for the country again.
The playmaker’s name is there in the Ivorian team that will go head to head against Sudan in their AFCON qualifying match in a couple of weeks’ time.
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has revealed that he has received support from striker Didier Drogba to help him overcome his woes this season.
The attacking midfielder has suffered from a huge dip in form coupled with transfer rumours linking him to Real Madrid or Paris St Germain. The distraction on and off the field has been very difficult for the Belgian to cope with. He has either been injured or on a poor run of form this season. Hazard was crowned as the PFA Player of the Year, but he has just scored one goal this season.
When Nicolas Anelka had taken up the offer to play in China four years back, it was surprising for a lot of people.
Obviously people knew that there would have been plenty of cash involved in making Anelka sign that deal, but, at that stage of his career where he was still good enough to play for the European clubs, if it was right for the Frenchman to do that, nobody was too sure,
José Mourinho believes that Chelsea striker Diego Costa will be unable to match the legacy of club legend Didier Drogba even though he may be on the lips of Chelsea fans. Costa has been a fan favourite since his first match for Chelsea last season.
A remarkable 20 league goals in his debut campaign got everyone going, but the Spaniard has struggled to replicate the same form this season. Even then, Costa remains favourite amongst the fans but he will struggle to come close to the legendary status enjoyed by his predecessor Drogba.
Didier Drogba has been in impeccable form since joining Montréal Impact a few months ago.
He has already scored 12 goals for the MLS club. It has sparked suggestions that the former Ivory Coast international will be coming back to Chelsea for a third spell in January. Many MLS players go down the route of joining top European teams on loan spells for a couple of months when the MLS is in the off-season. Due to Chelsea’s recent struggles in terms of scoring goals, it has been suggested that the blues will be making a move for Drogba in the upcoming January transfer window.
It did not take long for Didier Drogba to make his impact in the MLS, as he scored a hat-trick in his debut for Montréal Impact.
The striker recently completed his free transfer from Chelsea. Drogba has maintained all along that he remains fit enough to play top-level football for a few more years. However, his lack of first-team football at Chelsea meant that he decided to leave the club for a second time after just one year. His move to Montréal Impact is widely seen as a temporary one before he returns to Stamford Bridge in an ambassadorial role.
Chelsea youth star Andreas Christensen says that he is extremely happy to have played even at least one season with Didier Drogba.