Didier Drogba has convinced absolutely nobody with his latest quotes in The Sun. Despite scoring 33 goals last season, the Ivorian has claimed that Chelsea can win the Premier League title without him as he arrives in Ghana for the African Nations Cup.
“I don’t think my absence should really affect our chances although I would have loved to be a part of the team now,” he said.
“I am happy other players are scoring in every game. Therefore Drogba’s absence does not make Chelsea weak in attack.
“As somebody who has been playing regularly, except on a few occasions, it disturbs me staying out of action now.
“But I’ve really come to appreciate other players for filling in the gap.”
Perhaps Drogba is preparing his team-mates for his permanent absence. After all, it was only two days ago that the striker expressed a desire to leave the club at the end of the season.
However, surely it’s a matter of time before the absence of Drogba, Terry and Lampard from the Blues starting line-up starts to take its toll. They only just squeaked home against Everton in the Carling Cup last night and have clearly been suffering from a lack of firepower in the past month.