He’s managed just eight league goals for the Blues this season (compared to twenty last term), but his brace against Arsenal could prove to be absolutely priceless if they help lead Chelsea to a third Premier League title. It’s about time that Didier Drogba did his talking on the football pitch and, with three goals scored in the past week, has the Ivorian hit form at exactly the right time for his club?
The Times reports that midfielder Frank Lampard certainly think so, ignoring Drogba’s regular claims of wanting to leave the club at the end of the summer, instead lavishing praise on the player who has kept
him in a job the title dream alive after a quickfire double against the Gunners. Is he really the best frontman in the Premier League?
“We all need our big players and Didier is one of our big players, because of the goals he can score as a striker,” Lampard said. “We know what Didier is and when he plays he’s the best in the world. I don’t care who else you want to put against him – he’s the best for me and he showed that against Arsenal.
“You always know, when you’ve got Didier in the team, he’s going to be a big threat to teams. Even if he’s not scoring the winning goals, he was always a big threat and a powerhouse. It was Didier at his best. Arsenal have got two of probably the best centre halves in the Premier League, if not the world, against him and he’s given them a horrible afternoon. When Didier’s like that, he’s got the lot.”
Will he win the battle against Vidic and Ferdinand on 26th April, thus setting up a nailbiting end to the Premier League season? Grant is now posed with the dilemma of including Anelka alongside Drogba from the very start or continuing with one up front for the remainder of the campaign. It must be a concern that the Frenchman has scored just once since arriving at Stamford Bridge though.