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Didier Drogba

36-Year-Old Forward     Chelsea  Premier


Côte d'Ivoire

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  12/22/2014
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.

December 19, 2014    Didier Drogba News

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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.

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

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.

December 4, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Drogba would be given a role with the club after he retires from playing, reports Sky Sports.

The veteran striker scored in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Tottenham, and is in the midst of his second term with the club. Mourinho said there would be a place at Chelsea for the influential player when he retires.

December 2, 2014

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With Diego Costa suspended, Drogba could get the start Wednesday against Tottenham.

Manager Jose Mourinho refused to tip his hand Tuesday about whether Drogba or Loic Remy would get the start in Costa's absence, though either choice would be a solid fantasy option at a price significantly lower than Costa's in salary cap formats.

November 25, 2014

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Drogba grabbed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-0 win against Schalke in the Champions League.

Drogba, who replaced Diego Costa as a 65th minute substitute, scored a little over 10 minute later after tapping in Willian's square ball. The Ivorian the floated a cross onto the head of Ramires two minutes later to wrap up the scoring.

October 26, 2014

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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.

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.