Didier Drogba

Position: Striker
Team: Ivory Coast
Born: March 11, 1978 (age 36)
Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height: 6'2.5"
Nationality: Ivorian
Arjen Robben of Chelsea slides the ball into the goal as Jens Lehmann and Sol Campbell of Arsenal can only look on during the Barclays Premiership match on December 18, 2005
On this day: Chelsea extend Premier League advantage with Arsenal win
On this day in 2005, Chelsea go nine points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at Highbury.
10:05
John Terry of Chelsea talks to medical staff as they treat Kurt Zouma of Chelsea during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match against Derby on December 16, 2014
Jose Mourinho cool on Kurt Zouma, Didier Drogba injuries
Jose Mourinho says that Chelsea pair Kurt Zouma and Didier Drogba are not facing lengthy absences after both came off injured in the 3-1 win at Derby County.
Dec 17, 01:22
Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea celebrates with Loic Remy as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on October 18, 2014
Team News: Cesc Fabregas returns for Chelsea against Derby County
Cesc Fabregas comes back into the Chelsea starting lineup for their League Cup quarter-final against Derby County.
Dec 16, 18:55
Diego Costa of Chelsea shoots past Alex Bruce of Hull City to score their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on December 13, 2014
Result: Eden Hazard, Diego Costa goals ensure Chelsea stay top
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa hand Chelsea a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull City at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 13, 16:51
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger and his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho watch their teams during their premiership match at Highbury in north London, 18 December 2005
On this day: Arsenal share four goals with Chelsea in thriller at Highbury
On this day in 2004, Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Highbury.
Dec 12, 08:00
Fernando Torres #9 of AC Milan celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between Empoli FC and AC Milan at Stadio Carlo Castellani on September 23, 2014
Report: Fernando Torres to leave Chelsea on a free transfer
Chelsea are to offload Fernando Torres on a free transfer this January if AC Milan cancel the striker's two-year loan deal, according to reports.
Dec 11, 21:46
Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014
Fantasy Football advice: Week 16
Sports Mole looks ahead to the 16th week of the Premier League for a Fantasy Football point of view.
Dec 11, 13:48
Fernando Torres #9 of AC Milan celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between Empoli FC and AC Milan at Stadio Carlo Castellani on September 23, 2014
Fernando Torres set for shock Chelsea return?
Former Blues striker Fernando Torres is rumoured to be on the verge of an unlikely return to Chelsea.
Dec 10, 20:00
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014
Ruud Gullit: 'Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho needs a plan B'
Former Chelsea captain Ruud Gullit believes that Jose Mourinho's side needs to establish a plan B following their 2-1 defeat away at Newcastle United.
Dec 7, 14:23
Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle United (2R) celebrates with team mates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Brom on November 9, 2014
Fabricio Coloccini hails Newcastle United spirit in Chelsea victory
Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini praises his side's determination as they end Chelsea's unbeaten record with a 2-1 victory over the Blues at St James' Park.
Dec 7, 02:27
Papiss Cisse of Newcastle celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on December 6, 2014
Player Ratings: Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Newcastle's shock 2-1 victory over Chelsea at St James' Park.
Dec 6, 16:05
Liverpool's Jamie Carragher in action against Queens Park Rangers on May 19, 2013
Jamie Carragher: Title race "back on" if Manchester City beat Everton
Jamie Carragher warns Chelsea that the title race will be "back on" if Manchester City beat Everton at the Etihad this evening.
Dec 6, 15:59
Papiss Cisse of Newcastle celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on December 6, 2014
Match Analysis: Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Newcastle's 2-1 victory over league leaders Chelsea at St James' Park.
Dec 6, 15:19
Jack Colback of Newcastle challenges Willian of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on December 6, 2014
Live Commentary: Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Newcastle's memorable 2-1 win over Chelsea as the Magpies become the first team to beat Jose Mourinho's side this season.
Dec 6, 11:45
Mark Nicholls and Tore Andre Flo of Chelsea celebrate after an FA Carling Premiership match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on December 6, 1997
On this day: Chelsea hit six at 'Three Point Lane'
On this day 17 years ago, Tore Andre Flo scored a hat-trick as Chelsea inflict a heaviest home defeat in 62 years on Christian Gross-managed Tottenham at 'Three Point Lane'.
Dec 6, 09:56
Diego Costa of Chelsea and Steven Caulker of Queens Park Rangers chase the ball during the Barclays Premier League match on November 1, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Diego Costa to start against Newcastle United'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms that striker Diego Costa will return to the starting lineup for the game against Newcastle United.
Dec 5, 14:27
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Preview: Newcastle United vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Newcastle and table-topping Chelsea at St James' Park, where the Blues have lost on their last two visits.
Dec 5, 10:38
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 26, 2014
Oscar: 'Didier Drogba is helping attacking players to improve'
Oscar claims that Didier Drogba is helping Chelsea's attacking players to improve in his second spell at the club.
Dec 5, 06:00
Eden Hazard of Chelsea scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Eden Hazard delighted with Chelsea response
Chelsea star Eden Hazard pays tribute to his teammates after putting their disappointment against Sunderland to one side to thump Tottenham Hotspur.
Dec 4, 01:58
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Jose Mourinho proud of Diego Costa-less Chelsea
Jose Mourinho hails his Chelsea team for proving that they are not overly reliant on talisman Diego Costa after beating Spurs 3-0.
Dec 4, 00:56
Eden Hazard of Chelsea scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Mauricio Pochettino upbeat over Chelsea rout
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says that his players should not be too hard on themselves after the 3-0 defeat to high-flying Chelsea.
Dec 4, 00:27
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Jose Mourinho hints at Didier Drogba coaching role
Jose Mourinho hints that Didier Drogba could continue on at Chelsea in a coaching capacity once his contract expires this summer.
Dec 4, 00:15
Kurt Zouma of Chelsea celebrates scoring the first goal during the Captial One Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on September 24, 2014
Jose Mourinho excited about Kurt Zouma future
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that youngster Kurt Zouma will be a "big player" for the club in the near future.
Dec 3, 23:32
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Player Ratings: Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole takes a look at who stood out during Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 3, 22:57
Eden Hazard of Chelsea scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Match Analysis: Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Chelsea's convincing 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 3, 22:18
Loic Remy of Chelsea celebrates scoring their third goal with Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Result: Chelsea ease past Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea cruise to a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
Dec 3, 21:37
Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Half-Time Report: Chelsea cruising against Tottenham Hotspur
Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba score in the first half to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 3, 20:32
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 26, 2014
Team News: Didier Drogba starts for Chelsea
Didier Drogba comes in for suspended striker Diego Costa for Chelsea's Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Dec 3, 19:12
Loic Remy of Chelsea celebrates scoring their third goal with Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014
Live Commentary: Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's comprehensive 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur as Jose Mourinho's side make a swift return to winning ways at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 3, 18:45
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2014
Jose Mourinho not worried by Diego Costa absence
Jose Mourinho insists that Chelsea will cope without Diego Costa when they host Tottenham Hotspur.
Dec 2, 16:02
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are preparing for Wednesday's meeting at Stamford Bridge.
Dec 1, 19:19
Nemanja Matic of Chelsea makes a late appearance as a substitute during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on January 19, 2014
Nemanja Matic "not scared" about facing Tottenham Hotspur without Diego Costa
Chelsea's Nemanja Matic says that he is "not scared" about facing Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday without the suspended Diego Costa.
Dec 1, 07:54
Diego Costa of Chelsea looks on with a ripped shirt during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on November 8, 2014
Jose Mourinho unconcerned by Diego Costa absence for Tottenham Hotspur visit
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that he is not worried about facing Spurs on Wednesday without the suspended Diego Costa.
Nov 29, 20:53
Then Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo on the touchline on November 20, 2012
Roberto Di Matteo sorry for 'brutal' Chelsea loss
Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo apologises to the club's fans for the 5-0 demolition by Chelsea in the Champions League.
Nov 26, 00:32
Chelsea's players celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 25, 2014
Cesc Fabregas salutes "brilliant" Chelsea
Cesc Fabregas salutes his Chelsea teammates for their "brilliant" performance in the 5-0 demolition of Schalke 04 in the Champions League.
Nov 25, 23:48
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates scoring with his team-mate Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November
Match Analysis: Schalke 04 0-5 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Chelsea's comprehensive 5-0 victory over Schalke in Gelsenkirchen.
Nov 25, 22:24
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Winning by five goals in Germany not normal'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits that winning 5-0 in Germany against Schalke 04 in the Champions League is "not normal".
Nov 25, 22:11
Chelsea's players celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 25, 2014
Result: Chelsea thrash Schalke 04 to qualify with ease
Chelsea progress to the knockout phases of the Champions League with an emphatic 5-0 victory away at Schalke 04.
Nov 25, 21:34
Chelsea's players celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League second leg Group G football match FC Schalke 04 vs Chelsea FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 25, 2014
Live Commentary: Schalke 04 0-5 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Chelsea's emphatic 5-0 win over Schalke as Jose Mourinho's side seal top spot in Group G of the Champions League.
Nov 25, 18:45
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Shrewsbury Town and Chelsea at Greenhous Meadow on October 28, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Current Chelsea squad must win league to be considered greats'
Jose Mourinho reiterates that table-topping Chelsea still have a long way to go before they can start thinking about lifting the Premier League title this season.
Nov 22, 19:13
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