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Birthdate:  March 11, 1978    Birthplace:  Abidjan, Ivory Coast    Nationality:  Côte d'Ivoire    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year contract with Cheslea in July 2014 after a free transfer from Galatasaray.

October 26, 2014    Didier Drogba News

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Drogba, starting in place of the injured Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (groin), scored in the 53rd minute of Chelsea's 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday.

Drogba headed in a Cesc Fabregas corner kick on a play when he looked 10 years younger skying into the air to meet the ball and bang it home. Drogba has now scored in back-to-back matches after converting a penalty against Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. Up next is a home match against QPR, though if Costa or Remy are fit, they will likely start.

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October 23, 2014

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Drogba, who scored from the penalty spot in Chelsea's Champions League win over Maribor on Tuesday, could start Sunday against Manchester United with Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (groin) dealing with injuries.

Manager Jose Mourinho continues to be coy about Costa and Remy's prospects of playing, but Drogba appears to be the healthiest of the trio. He's unlikely to play a full 90 if he does start, with Andre Schurrle potentially playing up front as a false nine.

October 18, 2014

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Drogba subbed on for Loic Remy one minute into stoppage time of Chelsea's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Monday.

Drogba came on immediately after Fraizer Campbell brought Palace to within one goal, but he didn't do much in his limited time. He has dealt with an ankle injury for much of the season and hadn't played since the end of last month. With Diego Costa battling a hamstring injury, Drogba could be the No. 2 striker for a bit behind Loic Remy, who started Saturday's match.

September 29, 2014

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Drogba will be sidelined for "a couple of weeks" due to an ankle injury, manager Jose Mourinho said Monday. "He had a problem in the training session with his ankle, so it was not possible for him to travel (for Tuesday's Champions League match at Sporting CP) and I think it will not be possible for him to recover for Sunday (against Arsenal)."

Drogba hasn't seen much playing time this season, as Diego Costa continues to dominate the starts and Loic Remy is Mourinho's first striker off the bench. However, Costa is battling a muscle injury, so it seemed likely that Drogba would see a slight uptick in playing time until his own injury news was relayed.

September 1, 2014

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Drogba came on for Cesc Fabregas in the 89th minute of Chelsea's 6-3 rout of Everton on Saturday.

Drogba has now come off the bench in three straight Premier League matches, a role he is expected to continue in with Diego Costa locked down as manager Jose Mourinho's lone-striker. With Loic Remy coming on, Drogba may find playing time even harder to come by, which will continue to depress his fantasy value.

August 18, 2014

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Drogba (ankle) came on for Eden Hazard in the 84th minute of Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Drogba took one shot and nearly scored a classic Drogba goal, but it was not meant to be Monday. He isn't expected to get many starts in Premier League play this season, with Diego Costa getting most of the playing time as Chelsea's lone-striker.

August 18, 2014

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Drogba (ankle) is available off the bench for Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley on Monday.

Drogba's ankle injury was never deemed serious, and even if he was fully fit, he was going to be on the bench, with Diego Costa grabbing the lone-striker spot for Jose Mourinho.

August 16, 2014

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Drogba (ankle) is expected to be available for Monday's Premier League opener against Burnley. "I think he can play Monday," manager Jose Mourinho said. "I cannot say now yes for sure, but normally I think he will."

Even if he were fully fit, Drogba isn't expected to start the match, as Diego Costa is firmly entrenched as Mourinho's chosen sole-striker.