Oct 28, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Greenhous Meadow
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town
1-2
Chelsea
Mangan (77')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Drogba (48'), Grandison (81' og.)
Ake (21')

Didier Drogba impressed by "fantastic" Shrewsbury Town

Didier Drogba of Chelsea marshalls Bobby Grant of Shrewsbury Town during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 28, 2014
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Didier Drogba praises Shrewsbury Town for their performance in a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in the League Cup.

Didier Drogba has paid tribute to Shrewsbury Town after Chelsea needed a late own goal to earn a 2-1 victory in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

Jermaine Grandison inadvertently headed into his own net to hand Chelsea the win on a difficult night for Jose Mourinho's side at Greenhous Meadow, and Drogba was quick to praise the performance of the hosts.

"I think you saw it was a difficult pitch and difficult weather," the Ivorian, who captained Chelsea in the absence of John Terry, told Sky Sports. "They were a fantastic team and opponent. They showed why they deserve to be here tonight. They created a difficult game for us.

"With our experience we won the game. I don't need a armband to push the team."

Drogba, who opened the scoring in the fourth-round clash, has now found the back of the net in each of his last three games.

Didier Drogba of Chelsea marshalls Bobby Grant of Shrewsbury Town during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 28, 2014
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