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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.

August 18, 2014    Didier Drogba News

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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.

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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.

August 15, 2014

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Drogba picked up an ankle injury Sunday against Ferencvaros, but he could still be available for Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley on Monday, The Guardian reports.

Diego Costa is expected to be Chelsea's starting striker this season, leaving Drogba to be an attacker off the bench. His days of being a prominent fantasy producer are over, although he is still capable of finding the back of the net in limited time.

August 8, 2014

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Drogba has decided to retire from international soccer.

Drogba rides into the sunset as Ivory Coast's all-time leading scorer. He scored an amazing 65 goals in 104 caps throughout his illustrious international career. Now 36-years-old, Drogba will turn his full focus to Chelsea, though it remains unclear just how much playing time he'll see alongside the likes of fellow strikers Diego Costa and Fernando Torres.

July 25, 2014

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Drogba signed a one-year contract with Chelsea on Friday after a free transfer from Galatasaray.

Drogba may be on the tail-end of his career, but he is still a solid goal scorer. He isn't expected to start for the Blues, with Diego Costa occupying that role now, although Drogba may be an excellent teacher for Romelu Lukaku, who is still at Stamford Bridge for the moment.

June 19, 2014

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Drogba did not start Thursdays match but was subbed on in the 60th minute for Wilfried Bony in the 2-1 loss to Colombia.

Once again Ivory coast played very well once Drogba was subbed on, but just couldn't make the full comeback falling just short 2-1. At this point its clear that Drogba cant play a full 90 minutes, but this is a huge problem for a team who plays infinitely better with him in the lineup. Lets see if the dynamic forward gets a start in whats surely a must win Tuesday vs Greece.

June 14, 2014

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Drogba was subbed on in 62nd minute for Serey Die but failed to record any goals or assists.

This may seem like a poor performance, but as soon as Drogba came on Ivory Coast went on a flurry and just looked much more confident. Drogba was able to get off two shots, but his insertion to the team just rose the spirits and the team responded by grabbing two goals within four minutes of his substitution. It will be fascinating to see if Drogba draws a start in their next match up against Colombia on Thursday.