He might be ruled out from playing for Chelsea through both suspension and injury (one he has had his arm surgery done), but that hasn’t stopped striker Didier Drogba from asking for a new contract!

With his current deal set to expire in June, Didier is keen to tie himself to the Stamford Bridge club for another two years, though he’s unsure whether he will actually be offered a deal of that length, given that he is now 33 years old.

Chelsea would be loathe to lose him for nothing though, so a new deal should be hammered out over the next few weeks.

“Talks have started,” Drogba told L’Equipe. “Everyone knows what I want.

“I am not afraid of the competition. I always had to face it here with Gudjohnsen and then Shevchenko.”