Didier Drogba showed the way that Fernando Torres should be playing as he came from the bench and scored against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Struggling Spaniard can make bigger impact as a substitute against Manchester United, but the Ivorian powerhouse must be the one to lead the Blues’ line on Tuesday.There are some big beasts in the Chelsea jungle. But there is only one top dog – and that is Didier Drogba.
Following Fernando Torres’ deadline-day switch, a pack of feared predators have been queuing up to bare their teeth at the point of the attack.
But on the evidence of the audition for Tuesday’s season-hinging match at Manchester United, only Drogba has the bite to compliment the bark.
Chelsea’s Rottweiler centre-forward required careful guarding against Wigan Athletic. He ran the channels, bashed defenders out of the way in a manner in which only he can, created space for others with smart movement and banged in shots from all angles whenever he had a sniff of goal. In manager-speak, he put in a shift.