Former Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced his position as the official ambassador of the Blues.
Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 appearances, cementing his place as the club’s fourth all-time highest scorer.
The Ivorian 36 goals in European competition is a Chelsea record which includes the goal that saw us win our first ever Champions league cup in a hard fought match against Bayern Munich.
Drogba won four Premier League titles, three League Cups , four FA Cups and, in the most glorious of all, the Champions League.
Didier was attributed as Chelsea’s Player of the Year and recorded the Premier League Golden Boot twice.
Drogba would have been named the best footballer in the world by any Blue fan. He scored resounding goals that could ignite any feeble observer.
Strikers come in all shapes and sizes; from players who depend on their instincts, to target men who hold the ball up and bring teammates into the game, irrespective of the number of oppositions.
Speaking of free kicks, penalties, dead balls, corner kicks and dribbles, Didier ticks all the boxes.
He was unarguably the best player who ever existed in the Blue’s shirt.
He came back to re-unite with Mourinho, however, as a supporting striker to Diego Costa. He got vital goals against Manchester United, Tottenham and even the goal that made the Blues won the title against Leicester City.
He was chaired off by his team mates as not just a footballer but one who registered his name in the heart of the stadium.
“The King is back”
This was a quote by one of his followers on twitter after making the announcement as Chelsea’s ambassador.
One other follower on twitter was even more concerned about how he could help raise Alvaro Morata’s game.
Welcome best player ever. Welcome Legend. Welcome, DidierDrogba.
Premier League: Predicted Chelsea XI vs Newcastle United
Former European champions Chelsea have the opportunity to make the top four in the Premier League for the first time this season when they take on Newcastle United at home.
It is one of the week nine games in the Premier League and the match is billed for Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
Chelsea have won their last two games in the Premier League and they could make it three wins in a row.
The Blues have not managed three victories on the bounce in the league this season though it must be pointed out that the Premier League is just two months old.
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They face a Newcastle United side that has been largely unpredictable this season under new manager Steve Bruce.
Newcastle United have failed to beat any team outside the traditional top six since the start of this Premier League season.
The Magpies have won just two Premier League games this season and they have been against traditional top six teams.
Newcastle United stunned Spurs at home via a 1-0 win last month before repeating the same scoreline at home to Manchester United in their last league game.
Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Marcos Alonso; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley; Mason Mount, Willian, Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea Suffer Triple Injury Blow Ahead Of Newcastle United Clash
Chelsea will be without three players for their Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues have won their last two games in the Premier League and the target ahead of the Newcastle United game is to make it three league wins on the trot.
Their quest to record a third successive Premier League victory has not been helped by the news that three players will miss the game.
The likes of Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Andreas Christensen will miss the game against the Magpies at home.
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German international centre back Rudiger has barely been fit since the back end of last season when he sustained a serious knee injury during a league game at the home of Manchester United.
He has recovered from that knee injury but the former AS Roma player recently picked up a groin injury and will miss the Newcastle United game.
On his part, French World Cup winner Kante sustained an injury while he was on international break with his country and will miss the game against Newcastle United.
Andreas Christensen also picked up an injury while he was on international duty with Denmark and that injury will force him to miss the Newcastle United game.
Chelsea Handed Major Boost On The Injury Front Ahead Of Newcastle United Clash
West London giants Chelsea have been handed a major injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle United.
Chelsea host the Magpies in a week nine clash in the Premier League and they could have Emerson Palmieri back in the squad for the game.
Brazilian-born Italian international Emerson Palmieri has recovered from the muscle injury that saw him miss one month of action.
The left-back sustained the injury while he was on international duty with Italy last month.
The former AS Roma player is back in full training ahead of the visit of the Magpies on Saturday evening.
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In his absence, Marcos Alonso has deputized for him at left-back.
Marcos Alonso was the undisputed Chelsea left-back before the Spaniard was dethroned by Emerson Palmieri towards the end of last season while Maurizio Sarri was the Blues manager.
Sarri was replaced by Frank Lampard in the summer after the Italian tactician took the managerial job at Juventus.
Since he became the Chelsea manager this summer, former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard has opted for Emerson Palmieri ahead of Marcos Alonso.
Emerson Palmieri was part of the Chelsea squad that won the Europa League title last season by beating Arsenal in the final.
No Premier League Transfer For Chelsea, Man Utd Target
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has played down transfer rumors linking him with a move to the Premier League when the transfer market reopens next year.
This is according to the publication from popular British media outlet TalkSports which revealed that the Croatian international player is not keen to move his family away from his base in Spain.
Ivan Rakitic has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent days as the Red Devils try to bolster their squad for the second half of the season.
Manchester United are currently languishing in the bottom places on the Premier League table and they are looking to boost their playing squad.
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Rakitic was earlier linked with Chelsea and Manchester United during the summer but nothing happened as he stayed on to fight for his place at Barcelona.
He has moved from a first team player to a fringe player at Barcelona since the start of this season following the summer arrival of Frenkie De Hong from Ajax Amsterdam FC of the Netherlands.
Barcelona paid Ajax around 75 million euros for the transfer of Dutch international De Jong.
Ivan Rakitic has less than two years left on his Barcelona contract at the moment.
Chelsea Loanee Returns To Full Fitness Ahead Of EPL Clash
Burnley midfielder Danny Drinkwater is in contention for the Premier League clash with Leicester City this weekend.
Danny Drinkwater is on loan at Burnley from West London giants Chelsea following his move in the summer.
The England international midfielder has joined the Clarets on loan from Chelsea until next summer.
Danny Drinkwater has returned to full fitness at Burnley following a month out with an ankle problem.
He sustained the injury during an altercation at a nightclub in Manchester last month.
Danny Drinkwater would be hoping to get some playing time with the Clarets after his lean spell at Chelsea before his loan move away from the club this summer.
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He was frozen out of the Chelsea team last season under the managerial reign of Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri.
Danny Drinkwater was told by the then Chelsea manager that he’s not part of his plans.
He played just one game for Chelsea throughout last season.
The same thing happened to him when Frank Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri as the Chelsea manager this summer.
The English midfielder was involved with Chelsea and manager Frank Lampard during preseason before he was told to look for a new club by the newly appointed Blues’ boss.
Why Did Tottenham Contact Jose Mourinho?
North London giants Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho over their managerial position.
This is according to the Daily Mail which said that the Premier League side has sounded out Jose Mourinho about the managerial job despite the fact that Mauricio Pochettino is still the manager.
Mauricio Pochettino is not under pressure to lose his managerial job at Tottenham Hotspur despite the average start to this season but the club has lined up possible replacements for him if the Argentine tactician quits the post amidst the numerous transfer rumours linking him with the Manchester United job.
Mauricio Pochettino has seen his Tottenham Hotspur team crash out of the Carabao Cup this season at the third round stage to English League Two team Colchester United.
Spurs were beaten on penalties by the fourth tier side after the two teams played out a goalless draw.
The North London club is in midtable on the Premier League log at the moment after just 11 points from the first eight games.
Tottenham Hotspur have already lost three times in the Premier League this term and they are currently three points away from the top four places at the moment.
Serie A Giant Eyeing January Move For Veteran Chelsea Striker
Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are reportedly keen to sign veteran Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.
This is according to the report from football365 which revealed that French international Giroud could leave Chelsea in search of more playing time.
Olivier Giroud is the third choice striker at Chelsea this season behind first choice Tammy Abraham and second choice Michy Batshuayi.
He’s in danger of losing his place in the France squad if his lack of playing time continues at Chelsea.
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Olivier Giroud signed a new one-year contract this summer to take him till the end of this season.
The former Arsenal star has been linked with a return to France as well as the MLS (Major League Soccer).
Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal at the start of last year and he was a major part of the team that won the Europa League title last season.
He was amongst the goals against his former club Arsenal who were beaten to the Europa League title by Chelsea.
Giroud scored the opening goal of the game as Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in their final clash in Baku.
It was his first title as a Chelsea player since his move from London rivals Arsenal.
Real Madrid Plotting Swap Deal For Another Key Chelsea Player
Spanish La Liga leaders Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a swap deal for key Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
This is according to the latest media reports in the United Kingdom which revealed that Real Madrid are keeping tabs on the French World Cup winner.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is said to be a big fan of the aforementioned Kante.
According to the specific publication from football365, Real Madrid are ready to do a swap deal to sign the Chelsea player.
It was revealed that the Los Merengues are willing to spend as much as 86 million pounds plus James Rodriguez to sign N’Golo Kante in the New Year.
Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez has not seen much action at the club upon his return from a two-year loan spell at German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
The Colombian could be used as a makeweight in a deal to sign Kante though it remains to be seen whether Chelsea would want to let one of their key players leave the club.
N’Golo Kante is one of the best players at Chelsea and his status is matched on the financial front as well as he’s the highest paid player at the club with 290,000 pounds on a weekly basis.