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(Video) Chelsea players carry Didier Drogba off as Ivorian is subbed in his final Blues game vs Sunderland

The Chelsea players gave Didier Drogba a hero’s send off after the Ivorian confirmed that the clash against Sunderland would be his last for the club.

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Chelsea hero Didier Drogba reveals Sunderland clash will be last Blues appearance

The striker signed a one-year contract with the West London outfit last summer, and it was uncertain whether he would be extending his stay. However, on Sunday afternoon it was announced, via Chelsea’s official website, that the clash with Sunderland would be the Stamford Bridge legend’s last game.

In what was a clearly planned out act from the champions, Drogba, who captained the side, was substituted after 30 minutes, and his team-mates showed their respect to his services to the club by carrying the legendary forward off the pitch.

Take a look at the moment from the Blues team below…

The former Ivory Coast international revealed the reason behind his decision to leave, writing, ‘I want to play for at least one more season and in order to play more football I feel I need to go to another club.’

Nonetheless, he expects to return to the club for a third time when his playing career comes to an end – ‘All the fans know my love for Chelsea and I hope to be back here in the future in another role.’

Watch below as Drogba lifts the Premier League trophy with skipper John Terry…

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