One Fan’s Thoughts on Drogba

Now that the dust has settled on the Champions League win – as much as it can do after such a fantastic evening – much discussion is centred around the future of Didier Drogba.

I will say it now – my opinion is that he’s right to leave. What better stage to move on? He scored the equaliser and then the winning penalty in the Champions League final. Surely the perfect time to call it a day after eight years service?

Those over at note how the 34-year-old has even scored 100 goals exactly for the club. To quote Gary Neville, it is ‘written in the stars’ that this should be the end of his career at Stamford Bridge. He deserves to go out on this incredible high.

There were discussions last year that Drogba should move on of course. He still had unfinished business though with the Champions League in his sights. What is there to complete though? His work, as they say, is done.

It is positive for Chelsea for Drogba to move on to. His presence will be missed of course it will, but if the Blues are to be a dominant force over the next few years, they must eye the next generation.

The Ivory Coast international also only scored five goals in the Premier League this season. This isn’t a crisiticm, just an observation. Everything just seems to add up for Drogba moving on.

What would the reason in staying be? This may seem a little harsh, bit I can imagine it being somewhat of a victory lap. Would we have seen the best of Drogba again? I’m not sure.

Fernando Torres could perhaps come to the fore a lot more without Drogba. Make him the main man – certainly until January – and Chelsea could end up reaping the benefits.

Everyone at will agree that Drogba is a Chelsea legend and he deserved to go out having helped the team win the biggest competition of all.



Written by TCB reader Thomas Rooney


8 Responses to “One Fan’s Thoughts on Drogba”

  1. Stopped a civil war, building hospitals, never a bad moment in private life, won us many trophies. True champion and gentleman. Will be sorely missed.

  2. Didier Drogba,my hometown mate,Ivory Coast.That’s a very clever and wise decision from you to leave Chelsea FC in a time such as this. You gave everything to the Club and now it’s time for the next chapter of your footballing career.It’s good that you gave your support and blessings to Fernando Torres. He is a great guy and striker and will hopefully fill in your scoring boots. Thank you ever so much for fulfiling your purpose as a footballer at Chelsea FC with such distinction and excellence.You have done us so proud as Ivorians and as Africans with your overall achievements. Yes indeed you are a true blue legend and one of the all time greatest footballers to ever exist so far. Your striking rate is just overwhelming.As a player you still have a lot to offer to football at the highest level. Please don’t go to China so soon. I would love to see you in Spain with Barcelona or Real Madrid for two to three years. You still have your blistering pace,your incredible skills,your outstanding vision of the game and your breath-taking scoring touch. So why go to China so soon to waiste it?Whatever your decision is when it comes to your next destination,I will respect it and always love you. All the very best in your future endeavour my bro. On est ensemble mon frere Drog,tout le meilleur. Que Dieu te guide et te protege. Vladimir(Ivorian living and working in South Africa)

  3. I wish I have a word to describe how I feel when I discovered Drogba will be heading out of Stanford Bridge! But after reading the probable reasons for his moving on, I feel consoled! I will defininately miss Drogba as long as am a Chelsea Fan! Move on to glory man, you are a Hero & a Legend, & will always be remembered by Chelsea faithfuls.

  4. Its sad but I agree with the author. Its the right time now to let our older players go. Even Lampard and Terry should be either benched or sold this summer. I would keep Cech and Ashley Cole for 1-2 more seasons atleast till Thibaut Cortois and Ryan Bertrand/Patrick Van Aanholt fully mature for their respective roles. Its time to let Kalou go, let Malouda go, let Essien go and let Hilario go and even Paulo Ferreria. Lets get a young backup rightback for Branislav Ivanovic and our CB pairing for the next few years has to be Cahill and David Luiz with Mikel our next captain as he is the best we have currently in his position. With John Obi Mikel as captain, we should rebuild the team with Marin and De Bruyne and Mata all playing to feed Torres.

  5. 1 word two describe Drogba ……… god …….. he’s the true blue man

  6. He is Chelsea history. Would be glad if he stayed, but since he is going to leave, no choice. 🙁

  7. hi, as much as i would love for dd to stay on i believe he made the right decision. He has given chelseafc sooo much. Let us honour his decision and remember all the great times she had with chelsea. DD the big man for the big occassions……

  8. I salute the didier drogba he is one of the greatest footballer in the world.
    I impressed with his charity work and helping nature service 2 his country to keep calm and peace in the country .drogba is true chelse lover he says his heart is blue ,his blood is blue, and the chelsea always be in his heart only, miss u drogba i m waiting 4 u in INDIA