Didier Drogba has offered his support to his former club Chelsea following their 3-0 thumping at the hands of AS Roma in the Champions League. The Blues had a torrid night at the Stadio Olimpico, where their defence could not cope with the pace of the Giallorossi attack.
Roma claimed a 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in October, Drogba was quick to laud Eusebio Di Francesco’s while also sympathising with his former employers for their poor showing, he wrote on Twitter: “Never an easy place to play, but not the result expected but we’re still in Chelsea. Keep it up AS Roma. Confirmed what I saw a few weeks ago.”
The defeat sees the Blues placed second in their Champions League group, but they are still comfortably ahead of Atletico Madrid, who surprisingly drew both their games against Azerbaijani champions Qarabag. Diego Simeone’s side are presently four points adrift of the Blues, and they are pretty much of out of last 16 contention unless Qarabag can upset one of Chelsea or Roma.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are already playing in the Premier League as they stand nine points adrift of league leaders Manchester City. The Blues have lost home games against Burnley and City in the early part of the campaign, and they face a must-win game against Manchester United this weekend if they are to keep within reach of the pacesetters.
Pep Guardiola’s side are currently the only unbeaten side in the top-flight with nine wins and one draw from their opening ten games, and they could be fancied to maintain their lead at the top of the table with Arsenal tending to struggle against top-six clubs on the road. Chelsea are expected to have N’Golo Kante back in their first-team squad for the Manchester United game, which sees the return of former boss Jose Mourinho.