Lampard gives motivation for Werner and Havertz by recalling Drogba’s initial struggles

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has compared striker Timo Werner and midfielder Kai Havertz with the iconic blues forward Didier Drogba in order to help them find their way in the Premier league. After a good start to his Chelsea career, Werner has found himself in the midst of a run of form. He has failed to score in the last 12 matches. So far, the German striker has been able to find the back of the net only on four occasions in the league, while Kai Havertz has been an even bigger disappointment as he has only managed one goal and assist.

Lampard has recalled that it is difficult for top players to play at their very best straight away in a new league. He has recalled how Didier Drogba struggled in his first few. Drogba went on to become a Chelsea legend winning every major role with the club like the Champions League and Premier League. Drogba was signed from Marseille for around £ 24 million back in 2004 and it was an astronomical transfer fee back then. In his first season with Chelsea, Drogba ended up scoring only 10 goals from 26 league appearances. Even in the subsequent campaign, he was unable to create a huge amount of impact but the 2006-07 campaign saw him become prolific with 20 goals. Continue reading “Lampard gives motivation for Werner and Havertz by recalling Drogba’s initial struggles”

SPURS LINKED WITH FREE AGENT COSTA

North London giants Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for free agent Diego Costa who recently left Spanish La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Brazilian-born Spanish international had his contract cancelled six months before it was scheduled to expire. The interest of Spurs in Diego Costa was revealed by Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo. Diego Costa is no stranger to Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho who managed him during his time at Chelsea. Diego Costa has a similar style with Blues legend Didier Drogba and it played a big part in his signing in 2014.

Diego Costa left Atletico Madrid to join Chelsea in a £32m deal almost seven years ago when Jose Mourinho was at the club for his second spell. Diego Costa made a similar mark just as Didier Drogba in his prime at Chelsea as he won the Premier Leaguetitle in his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge. Just like Jose Mourinho, Didier Drogbawas also at the club for his second spell and the Ivorian football legend contributed his quota to the league title won that season. (2014/15 season). Continue reading “SPURS LINKED WITH FREE AGENT COSTA”

GERMAN DUO COMPARED TO DROGBA

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has drawn comparison between club legend Didier Drogba and the German duo of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.

German internationals Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have both been heavily criticised after the disappointing start to their respective Chelsea career after the Blues spent a lot of money on them but their manager has leapt to their defence as he compared their struggles to that of Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba when he joined Chelsea. Frank Lampard told Sky Sports that Didier Drogba took some time before he adapted to his surroundings upon his £24m transfer from French Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseille in the summer of 2004. Didier Drogba was able to recover from those struggles to build a solid career at Chelsea. The ex-Ivorian national team skipper is undoubtedly a legend at the club whom he helped to win their one and only Champions League trophy during the 2011/12 season. Continue reading “GERMAN DUO COMPARED TO DROGBA”

DROGBA NET WORTH REVEALED

 

African football icon Didier Drogbais one of the richest amongst past and present footballers on the continent. His net worth is still high despite his retirement from football two years ago. According to celebritynetworth.com, Didier Drogba has a net worth of $90m. It was also revealed that the ex-Ivorian national team striker once received an annual salary of $15m.


Didier Drogba was born in Ivory Coast over 42 years ago but he lived most of his early life in France. The Blues legend was a late bloomer as he didn’t start his professional football career until he was 21. His professional debut was at French club Le Mans.He left Le Mans forthen top flight team Guingampfor just £80,000 in 2001 and that was where he began to deliver goals consistently in his second season especially. Didier Drogba scored 17 goals in 34 gamesin his second campaign as a Guingamp player and that earned him a big move to Olympique Marseille in 2003. Marseille paid £3.3m to sign the powerful striker. His lone season at Marseille produced 19 goals before then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho who convinced the club to splash £24m on him. Didier Drogba became a cult hero at Stamford Bridge and his legendary status was sealed when he helped the club to end their wait for a Champions League title. Continue reading “DROGBA NET WORTH REVEALED”

Lampard speaks about the relationship with Didier Drogba

 

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he wants the current crop of players at Stamford Bridge to know about the relationship that he enjoyed with Didier Drogba on the pitch and learn from the same. Lampard had a blossoming partnership with Drogba during his time at Stamford Bridge. Both players ended upcontributing to each other’s game in a major way and they were part of the Chelsea spine – that included Petr Cech and John Terry – that would go on to dominate English football for almost a decade. Back at Stamford Bridge but as a manager, Lampard says that he wants to build a similar sort of a relationship amongst players.


The element of team chemistry is often underappreciated in football but there have been various partnerships that have been foundation for success. This season is a lot different at Chelsea due to the arrival of many new players like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Ben Chilwell. There are at least six new players have been signed by the club this season. This increases the need for team chemistry more than ever before. Last season, Chelsea were relatively successful with a young squad because they have been playing from the various youth setups for a long time.
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DROGBA DEMANDS PEACEFUL IVORY COAST

 

African football legend Didier Drogba has called for peace in his native Ivory Coast in the aftermath of the Presidential elections in the country. Violence has been the order of the day in the country following the elections which led to the emergence of President AlassaneOuattara again.


Ouattara was recently re-elected as the Ivorian President for a third time. The aftermath of his re-election led to violence in different parts of the country. As at the last count, 85 people have lost their lives and this situation prompted Didier Drogba to call for peace.
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