The man who almost single handedly won Chelsea matches last year as they lagged behind Manchester United in the Premiership and Liverpool in the Champions League, striker Didier Drogba, is in a bit of a pickle over his future at the club,
“You want to know if I will still return to Chelsea? I will reply to that when I am ready. For now I am having a deserved vacation,” he told The Sun.
“I love the English league and may not be in a hurry to leave England if you insist.
“But it’s difficult to really predict what I want to do in the next week.
“I have been working hard and would love to win the Champions League with Chelsea.
“But, for now, let’s just wait and see. I’m at the last big turning point of my career.
“It’s time for one final big choice: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’
“I am tempted to discover another world and to see what footballing life is like outside England.”
Considering how influential Drogba was last season, the last thing Chelsea need in their attempt to regain their Premiership title, or win the Champions League, is to lose Droggers. Other than Didsy, Jose Mourinho hasn’t found a striker who can put the ball in the back of the net regularly and hold the forward line like he wants them to. Andriy Shevchenko, Hernan Crespo, and Eidur Gudjohnsen are just some of the names to have come and gone up front.
Chelsea fans often talk about Drogba being the best striker in the world with the most complete set of all-around skills to offer up front. One of a kind.
So what happens if he leaves?