Chelsea appear to have coped rather well without the services of Didier Drogba for the past month-and-a-half. The Ivorian has been injured for the Blues and managed just a quick cameo appearance against QPR in the FA Cup before jetting off to Ghana. However, the striker insists in The Sun that new £15 million signing Nicolas Anelka should not be seen as his temporary (or even permanent) replacement, but instead as a lethal strike partner.
“I want to see a great Chelsea attack and his inclusion only makes us stronger.
“You know I speak French too, so we’ll be buddies. Perhaps we can use the language to our advantage during a match.
“I’ll love to play alongside Anelka and form a terrifying partnership.”
Perhaps a common grasp of English might be better against many of the French-speaking opponents in the Premier League, especially Arsenal! The Blues now sit just four points behind Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League and have potentially the best strikeforce in the division. Or is that Rooney and Tevez?