Didier Drogba

Position: Striker
Team: Ivory Coast
Born: March 11, 1978 (age 36)
Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height: 6'2.5"
Nationality: Ivorian
Mario Suarez of Club Atletico de Madrid closes down Fernando Torres of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Agent: Fernando Torres to AC Milan a "real possibility"
Fernando Torres's agent says that his client's speculated move to AC Milan is a "real possibility".
22:31
Chelseas Ivorian striker Didier Drogba is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on August 23, 2014
Preview: Everton vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park as Jose Mourinho's side face a stern test of their title credentials.
17:22
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Fernando Torres is staying'
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that Fernando Torres will not be sold this summer as he needs three strikers in his squad to compete in all competitions.
Aug 23, 17:54
 A dejected Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager looks on as his team head towards a 3-1 defeat during the UEFA Champions League quarter final, first leg match between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea at Parc des Princes on April 2, 2014
Jose Mourinho 'honoured' to work with Didier Drogba
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he is honoured to work with Didier Drogba once more after bringing the Ivory Coast striker back to Stamford Bridge.
Aug 23, 17:33
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
Result: Diego Costa fires Chelsea to victory over Leicester City
Chelsea keep up their 100% record after a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon, with Diego Costa again on the scoresheet.
Aug 23, 16:53
Jeffrey Schlupp of Leicester City battles with Andre Schurrle of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2014
Half-Time Report: Chelsea frustrated by Leicester City in opening 45 minutes
Chelsea find it difficult to break down a dogged Leicester City in the opening 45 minutes of their game at Stamford Bridge, which is locked at 0-0 at half time.
Aug 23, 15:50
Cesc Fabregas scores for Chelsea against Ferencvaros on August 10, 2014
Jamie Carragher: 'Cesc Fabregas will struggle to be loved at Chelsea'
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says that Chelsea fans will struggle to love Cesc Fabregas despite the midfielder's strong start to the season.
Aug 23, 15:42
Gary Cahill is congratulated by Leighton Baines after he scores for England against Peru on May 30, 2014.
Jose Mourinho: 'Gary Cahill has captain's profile'
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggests that defender Gary Cahill has all of the qualities required to be captain of the England team.
Aug 23, 14:59
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Manchester City in their Premier League match on February 3, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'We are calm in transfer market'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hints that he is in no rush to make any further additions to his first-team squad.
Aug 22, 14:01
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho takes on ice bucket challenge
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is the latest famous face to accept the ice bucket challenge.
Aug 21, 13:47
Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KC Stadium on January 11, 2014
Roma 'enquire about Chelsea's Fernando Torres'
Roma are reportedly ready to offer Mattia Destro in a part-exchange deal for Chelsea's Fernando Torres.
Aug 21, 01:47
Loic Remy of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham United on January 18, 2014
Chelsea end Loic Remy pursuit?
Chelsea are understood to have ended their interest in signing QPR striker Loic Remy.
Aug 20, 12:14
Chelsea striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring their first goal in front of the Burnley fans during the English Premier League football match on August 18, 2014
Player Ratings: Burnley 1-3 Chelsea
Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League this evening.
Aug 18, 23:22
Chelsea striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring their first goal in front of the Burnley fans during the English Premier League football match on August 18, 2014
Result: Chelsea make winning start at Turf Moor
Chelsea come from a goal down to begin their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win over Burnley.
Aug 18, 21:53
Thibaut Courtois celebrates Atletico Madrid scoring against Barcelona on April 09, 2014.
Team News: Thibaut Courtois starts against Burnley
Jose Mourinho picks Thibaut Courtois ahead of Petr Cech for Chelsea's first match of the new Premier League season against Burnley,
Aug 18, 19:15
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur on March 19, 2008.
Top five most memorable opening-day games
With the new Premier League season starting this afternoon, Sports Mole looks back at five of the most memorable opening-day matches in years gone by.
Aug 16, 11:00
A dejected Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager applauds the travelling fans following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on March 29, 2014
Preview: Burnley vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor.
Aug 15, 17:09
Hernan Crespo of Chelsea is mobbed after scoring the last minute winner, during the Barclays Premiership match between Wigan Athletic and Chelsea on August 14, 2005
On this day: Hernan Crespo stuns Wigan Athletic with late winner for Chelsea
On this day in 2005, Hernan Crespo scored a last-minute winner to earn Chelsea a 1-0 win away at Wigan Athletic.
Aug 14, 10:00
Chelsea forward Didier Drogba lies injured on August 10, 2014
Jose Mourinho: 'Didier Drogba could return against Burnley'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reveals that striker Didier Drogba could return from an ankle injury against Burnley on Monday evening.
Aug 13, 07:22
General View prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on March 26, 2014
Rihanna to buy Liverpool?
Pop star Rihanna is lining up an offer to buy Liverpool Football Club, according to reports.
Aug 12, 22:23
Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid scores from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Chelsea's Diego Costa eyes "every trophy available"
Chelsea hitman Diego Costa says that the Blues' "outstanding squad" can win the quadruple this season.
Aug 12, 21:23
Newcastle's Loic Remy celebrates a goal against Hull on September 21, 2013
QPR offer Spurs Loic Remy in exchange for Andros Townsend, Harry Kane?
Harry Redknapp could be ready to offer his former club a straight swap deal involving striker Loic Remy and Spurs' Andros Townsend and Harry Kane.
Aug 12, 09:21
Chelsea forward Didier Drogba lies injured on August 10, 2014
Report: Chelsea eye Loic Remy as Didier Drogba cover
Chelsea reportedly open talks with Queens Park Rangers for striker Loic Remy after Didier Drogba is injured in a pre-season friendly.
Aug 11, 22:47
A dejected Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager applauds the travelling fans following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on March 29, 2014
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: 'Team will be ready to take on Burnley'
Jose Mourinho insists that his Chelsea players will be ready to face Burnley in their opening match of the Premier League season next Monday.
Aug 11, 07:10
Chelsea forward Didier Drogba lies injured on August 10, 2014
Chelsea's Didier Droga suffers ankle injury one week before season
Didier Drogba suffers an ankle injury one week before the start of the new season during Chelsea's pre-season friendly against Ferencvaros.
Aug 11, 06:07
An assortment of Ferencvaros players celebrate scoring against Chelsea on August 10, 2014
Result: Late Cesc Fabregas goal gives Chelsea win over Ferencvaros
Chelsea come from a goal down to beat Ferencvaros 2-1 in a pre-season friendly.
Aug 10, 21:41
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid on April 22, 2014
Half-Time Report: Zoltan Gera gives Ferencvaros lead over Chelsea
Zoltan Gera fires Ferencvaros ahead in their pre-season friendly against Chelsea.
Aug 10, 20:35
Luis Felipe of FC Chelsea in action against Nik Omladic of FC Olimpija Ljubljana during the Pre Season Friendly match between FC Olimpija Ljubljana and FC Chelsea at Stozice stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sunday, July 27, 2014
Filipe Luis eyeing Chelsea quadruple
Chelsea defender Filipe Luis says that the Blues are eyeing a clean sweep of trophies this season.
Aug 10, 03:09
England coach Gary Neville watches a training session on August 11, 2013
Gary Neville tips Chelsea to win Premier League title
Former Manchester United player Gary Neville tips Chelsea to win the Premier League title.
Aug 9, 14:12
Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Didier Drogba retires from international football
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announces his retirement from international football with Ivory Coast.
Aug 8, 14:18
Didier Drogba celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur on March 19, 2008.
John Terry warns of Didier Drogba "nightmare"
Chelsea captain John Terry says that 36-year-old Didier Drogba will still be a menace to Premier League defences this season.
Aug 7, 20:02
Didier Drogba poses with the Champions League trophy on May 19, 2012.
Gary Cahill: 'Didier Drogba signing boosted Chelsea players'
Gary Cahill claims that the signing of Didier Drogba is a big boost for everyone at Chelsea.
Aug 6, 05:01
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Michael Owen: 'Chelsea the team to beat'
Former England international Michael Owen tells Sports Mole why he believes that Chelsea are the favourites to win the Premier League.
Aug 5, 12:56
Andriy Shevchenko in action for Chelsea on September 23, 2006.
Chelsea's striker flops
As Diego Costa prepares to lead Chelsea's attack in the Premier League, Sports Mole looks at five strikers that have failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 5, 12:23
Darren Bent warms up prior to kick off during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on October 27, 2012
On this day: Sunderland sign Darren Bent from Tottenham Hotspur
Five years ago today, Sunderland completed the signing of Darren Bent from Tottenham Hotspur for £10m.
Aug 5, 09:57
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Live Commentary: Werder Bremen 3-0 Chelsea - as it happened
Read Sports Mole's minute-by-minute coverage of Chelsea's 3-0 pre-season friendly defeat to Werder Bremen.
Aug 3, 15:30
Didier Drogba of Chelsea shoots past Victor Ruiz of Valencia during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Chelsea FC and Valencia CF at Stamford Bridge on December 6, 2011
John Obi Mikel thrilled by Didier Drogba return at Chelsea
John Obi Mikel admits that he is "glad" to have Didier Drogba back at Chelsea following the striker's return to Stamford Bridge on a one-year deal.
Aug 3, 13:56
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks on prior to kick-off in the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid on April 22, 2014
Jose Mourinho: Lukaku move is a "perfect scenario" for all
Jose Mourinho claims that Romelu Lukaku's move from Chelsea to Everton was a "perfect scenario" for all concerned.
Aug 2, 15:29
Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager walks off the pitch following his team's 3-2 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Britannia Stadium on December 7, 2013
Jose Mourinho: 'Fernando Torres is staying'
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho dismisses reports that claim Fernando Torres will leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Jul 31, 14:27
A dejected Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager applauds the travelling fans following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on March 29, 2014
Live Commentary: Vitesse 1-3 Chelsea - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live coverage of the friendly match between Vitesse and Chelsea.
Jul 30, 18:00
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