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Didier Drogba

37-Year-Old Forward     Chelsea  Premier


Côte d'Ivoire

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  4/26/2015
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.

April 24, 2015    Didier Drogba News

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Drogba (ankle) will be available for Sunday's match against Arsenal, manager Jose Mourinho said Friday.

Drogba apparently suffered the injury during last weekend's match against Manchester United, though news of the injury didn't emerge until Monday. Loic Remy has been ruled out with a calf injury, and with Diego Costa still very iffy because of a hamstring injury, Drogba could get another start.

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Didier Drogba: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 20, 2015

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Drogba is an injury doubt for Saturday's match at Arsenal because of an ankle injury, The Guardian reports.

Drogba has started the last two games, with Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf) both sidelined with injuries. Remy was reportedly close to playing last weekend against Manchester United, though he wasn't able to pass fit enough to even make the bench. Manager Jose Mourinho has opened up the possibility that Costa could return to face the Gunners, though that would be nearly two weeks before his original estimated recovery timetable.

April 19, 2015

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Drogba took two shots, though neither landed on goal, while completing just 46.4 percent of his passes during Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday.

Drogba got his second consecutive start, with Diego Costa (hamstring) and Loic Remy (calf) out with injuries, but he looked nothing like the Drogba of old Saturday. Remy is reportedly close to a return, while Costa has an outside shot of returning next Saturday against Arsenal, so Drogba's starting opportunities may be over.

April 12, 2015

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Drogba is in the starting XI for Sunday's match at QPR.

Loic Remy is out with an undisclosed injury, giving Drogba the start against a Rangers side that really struggles defensively.

February 7, 2015

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Drogba is in the starting XI for Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

With Diego Costa still suspended, Drogba will get the start ahead of Loic Remy, who started and scored last weekend.

January 18, 2015

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Drogba was held out of Saturday's match against Swansea because of an illness.

Manager Jose Mourinho noted that illness was not serious, and Drogba could return as soon as Tuesday's FA Cup match against Liverpool.

December 19, 2014

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Drogba picked up an ankle injury during Chelsea's midweek Capital One Cup match against Derby County, but manager Jose Mourinho said Friday that he expects Drogba to be fit for Monday's Premier League match against Stoke City.

Diego Costa is fully expected to get the start, leaving Drogba for a potential appearance on the bench, if he's called upon ahead of Loic Remy.

December 6, 2014

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Drogba came on in the 67th minute and scored in the 83rd during Chelsea's 2-1 loss at Newcastle on Saturday.

Drogba has been in very good form of late, scoring three goals and assisting on two others in his last four matches in all competitions. However, with Diego Costa fully fit, Drogba's playing time could be limited in upcoming Premier League games.