Didier Drogba is a legend at Chelsea FC. After 381 competitive appearances and 164 goals, let’s countdown his 10 finest efforts for the Blues.
Chelsea’s Didier Drogba will never be forgotten at Stamford Bridge and with 164 competitive goals he shouldn’t be. He won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and the prized Champions League for his troubles – a list that can only be matched by few (Frank Lampard, John Terry, Petr Cech…John Obi Mikel…).
Let’s take a moment to celebrate his career at Stamford Bridge and count-down his top 10 goals for Chelsea FC.
10. Tottenham Hotspur, 24/02/08
League Cup Final, Wembley Stadium
Drogba scored many wonderful free-kicks throughout his time in West London, but this particular one against Tottenham sticks out for a couple of reasons.
First of all, the opponent. It’s a goal scored against Spurs which raises it a few levels in any Chelsea supporter’s mind. It’s also in a cup final, the 2008 Carling (League) Cup Final to be precise, and as he has done on numerous occasions, Drogba steps up to the plate to hit the back of the net for the Blues in the biggest of stages.
The strike isn’t too shabby either. Close to 30 yards out from goal and in a fairly central position, the Ivorian lines the ball up. Off a couple of steps he smashes it with an open right foot into the bottom right corner. Paul Robinson is firmly rooted to this spot in the Tottenham net and can do nothing but watch it sail by him.
This would be the opening goal of the contest, although the Blues would go on to lose the game. An error by Petr Cech in the 94th minute would gift Jonathan Woodgate the opportunity to win it, which he would not fail to take.
Oh well, you win some, you lose some.