Frank Lampard & Didier Drogba

Frank James Lampard (born 20 June 1978) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Chelsea and the England national team. Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (born 11 March 1978) is an Ivorian footballer who plays in the centre forward position. 5.0/5

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Lampard: Costa can be as good as Drogba Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, believes that Diego Costa can become as great a player as Didier Drogba. Costa has made a truly brilliant start to his Chelsea career. Signed from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window for a fee of £32 million, the Spain international striker has taken the Premier League by storm. The 26-year-old has scored nine goals in just seven league appearances, while creating 11 chances for his teammates. Costa has a laudable shot accuracy of 84% and a pass accuracy of 78%, and comparisons have already been made between him and Didier Drogba. Drogba is a Chelsea legend and one of the greatest strikers to have ever played in the Premier League, and many football pundits have claimed that Costa could go on to achieve what the Ivorian did at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard, himself a Chelsea legend and now on loan at Manchester City from New York City FC, seems to be of a similar opinion. ‘Possibly yes’, the former England international ...
THE COGNITIVE MEMORIES OF TWO Stamford Bridge LEGENDS - ACTIVE AND EXIT. When Chelsea FC secured the services of Frank James Lampard in 2001 from West Ham United, a club where his father - Frank Lampard, Sr. also played; little did they realise that a football legend was in the making. In like manner, Tébily Didier Yves Drogba popularly known as Didier Drogba joined Frank Lampard in Chelsea 2004 from Olympique de Marseille. Each of these players has a domineering role as we would be seeing soon. Therefore, history will be replete in any analysis of the "Blues" without these two legends as a little time will be used to eulogise them in turns before a precis of their activities together while in Chelsea prior to Lampard`s exit.. Franky as he is well known played several prominent role with Chelsea before extending his tentacles to Manchester City where he enjoys his passion currently. He takes delight in strategic positions as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder or even defensive midfielder while in ...
I miss lampard, my partner in crime- Drogba Chelsea forward, Didier Drogba is looking forward to the club’s game against Manchester City on Sunday not only because of its caliber of the opponent but also due to the fact that he will get to meet his former teammate, Frank Lampard. Drogba and Lampard were integral members of the side that won the club’s first league title in 50 years in 2005. They were also involved in the team that won the Champions League in 2012. The former England international is currently on loan to Manchester City from MLS side New York City while Drogba made a dramatic return to Chelsea this season after leaving the club in 2012. The former Ivory Coast international stated that it was unfortunate that Lampard is no longer at chelsea when he returned but insist that he is looking forward to seeing is friend and former colleague irrespective of the team he play for. “I can't wait to see him - my partner in crime. It is a pity that I came back and he's not here any more, but I wi ...
Didier Drogba on Frank Lampard before the Manchester City clash...
Frank Lampard belongs to Chelsea not Manchester City, says Didier Drogba: Striker believes club'...
Man City v Chelsea: Didier Drogba relishes Frank Lampard reunion Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he is eager to be reunited with his former "partner-in-crime" Frank Lampard when the Blues take on Manchester City on Sunday. Drogba and Lampard were team-mates at Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, winning three Premier League titles together. "I will be happy to see him," Drogba said. "I think he still belongs to us." "He is a Chelsea player, for what he did. For me, he is part of the history of the club," he added. Chelsea's record goalscorer Lampard, 36, left Stamford Bridge in the summer after 13 seasons. He signed for New York City FC before he was loaned to Manchester City in a six-month deal. Meanwhile, Drogba, 36, rejoined the Blues on a one-year deal after leaving Turkish side Galatasaray. The Ivorian says Lampard is guaranteed to receive a warm reception if he plays in Sunday's game at the Etihad Stadium. "The supporters know what he gave for the club," Drogba said. "So I know, for sure, the reaction wil ...
Ivorian striker Didier Drogba says he is eager to face ex-team-mate Frank Lampard when...
I was nominated by Souryadeep Mukherjee to list my top 10 Favourite footballers. These footballers are the reason i went on to support the beautiful game of football from being an avid Cricket supporter. 1.Didier Drogba 2.Thierry Henry. 3.Frank Lampard 4.Steven Gerrard 5.Cristiano Ronaldo. 6.Andres Iniesta 7.El nino.[ his lfc form is irreplaceable] 8.Ibra. 9.Puyol. 10.Messi. I nominate Hamza Ayaz Debarshi Roy :P Gaurav Dey AnkushTiwari to carry forward whatever this is :P
FACT: Out of Didier Drogba's 157 goals scored for Chelsea, Frank Lampard assisted in 48 of them. (30.6%) .
Didier Drogba has taken back his famous number 11 shirt, with Oscar taking Frank Lampard's number 8!
Chelsea Squad Numbers Released by DAVID on AUGUST 16, 2014 There have been changes to the squad numbers worn by players ahead of the new 2014/15 season. Didier Drogba, who returned this summer for a second spell at the club, will switch from no.15 to no.11, with Oscar taking the no.8 vacated by Frank Lampard. Drogba said: ‘I am very pleased to be able to return to the number 11 shirt and I am very grateful to Oscar for allowing me to make this change.’ Oscar added: ‘Didier is a Chelsea legend and a senior player. I am happy for him to take the 11 and for me to take the 8. Lamps is another legend at this club and I hope I will be as successful in the shirt as he was.’ Thibaut Courtois, who has returned to Stamford Bridge from a loan spell at Atletico Madrid, will wear no.13, with Victor Moses switching to the no.18 shirt previously worn by Romelu Lukaku. Dutch defender Nathan Ake will now wear no.6. See below for the full squad list. Barclays Premier League CHELSEA FC SQUAD NUMBERS – 2014/2015 1. ...
Mourinho lived up to his name in his first stint at Stamford Bridge. In 185 games - between 2004 and 2007 – Mourinho's side secured victory in 124 of them. On April 30 2005, Mourinho led Chelsea to their first title in 50-years, as Frank Lampard struck twice to secure the Blues a Carling Cup and Premier League double. Just under one-year later - on April 29 2006 - Mourinho's side were at it again as they demolished Manchester United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to claim back-to-back titles. Mourinho's Chelsea side in 05' and '06' proved a ruthless outfit: they were unbeatable at the Bridge, and knew how to get the job done on rival soil. The likes of John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Co. quickly understood Mourinho's philosophy, and they used it to their advantage as they dominated English football. The title success in 05' lived up to Mourinho's 'Special' nickname: his side cruised to success as they claimed 95 points - 12 more than Arsene Wenger's Arsenal and 18 ...
Only Didier Drogba (34) and Frank Lampard (25) have scored more European goals for than Fernando Torres (16)…
Chelsea Fans and the Lampard to Manchester City Move: A False Debate In the quirky world of football, one of the more surprising things that happened this summer is Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea. The midfielder who was with Chelsea for 13 seasons is a genuine Stamford Bridge legend. He’s the club’s highest goals scorer with 211 goals, its most decorated midfielder and while with us, he achieved the honour of being named a runner-up in the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2005 behind Ronaldinho and again runner-up behind the same player for the Ballon d’Or the same year. But at 36, Lampard is no longer the force he used to be in midfield. Though with Chelsea rebuilding under Jose Mourinho, it took the decision to still offer Lampard a deal at the expiration of his contract this past season; yet, player and club could not reach agreement and a decision was taken that they both move on. Lampard, who’s repeatedly stated that he cannot see himself play for another team in the Premiership whenever he le ...
The Top Ten Most Expensive Footballer Cars 2014 & Prices! 10. Nani - Lamborghini Gallardo ($229,000) Manchester United winger Nani drives Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 and the cost of the car is nearly $229,000. Some footballers, not nani, can buy one Gallardo a week. Such is the salary they get for playing in the top flight. 09. Arda Turan - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ($243,000) Arda Turan is Turkish born footballer plying his trade with the Spanish Champions Atletico Madrid. He earns nearly 2.5 Million Euros an year and that is more than enough to buy expensive cars. He drives Mercedes - Benz SLS AMG, the cost of which is almost $243,000, a bit more than his monthly income. 08. Didier Drogba - Mercedes-AMG SL65 ($252,000) His tenure at Chelsea was legendary and it gave him *** lot of money. He found himself as one of the top paid footballer and we can expect the kind of car he drives. He owns a Mercedes SL65-AMG, which costs nearly $252,000. 7. Wayne Rooney - Aston Martin Vanquish S ($252,000) Wayne Rooney . ...
THE KING RETURNS!! Didier Drogba set to return to Stamford Bridge! The King will make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge and is set to sign a one year deal to return to Chelsea as a player-coach at the start of next week. The 36-year-old is a free agent after his 18-month stint in Turkey with Galatasaray and is expected to be integrated into Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff as well as playing on for one more season. Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o have both left the club this summer, and Romelu Lukaku is constantly being linked with a departure, meaning the much-maligned Fernando Torres would be the only alternative to new boy Diego Costa should nobody else arrive. Mourinho will be counting on the charismatic striker to bring some vital experience and leadership to the Chelsea dressing room, especially following the departures of veteran trio Eto’o, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole. Despite his age, Drogba has scored 28 goals in 64 competitive club games since leaving the Blues and he will be eager to dis ...
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David Luiz ON HIS FREE-KICK: 'I learned this shooting techique thanks to Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba at Chelsea
My worst momment in the world of soccer Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (6-5 on penalties) Our first Champions League Final ended in Moscow heartache. Frank Lampard had levelled Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, and despite seeing Didier Drogba sent off, we held on for penalties. John Terry could have won it for Chelsea but slipped and his shot went wide, and when Nicolas Anelka's spot kick was saved, it was United who could celebrate. — in Champions League Final - 2008. What abt u?
David Luiz reveals his free kick's secret: "I learned this shooting technique thanks to Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba at…
Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard both play their last international game on the same day. Football legends.
6 REASONS FOR CHELSEA FANS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT FABREGAS SIGNING 1) He brings proven quality Fabregas created more clear-cut chances than any player in any of Europe’s top five leagues last season (27). While Chelsea’s existing crop of attacking talent certainly isn't short on skill, adding a player with the ability to turn half-chances into assists will only serve to improve their goalscoring ratio. 2) He is versatile Versatility is an attribute that should not be underestimated in a Jose Mourinho side. Fabregas is comfortable playing anywhere in the midfield and has the balance between defence and attack just right. While he is likely to play alongside Nemanja Matic in the pivot, he can also provide cover in an advanced midfield role without limiting his contribution to the side. 3) He can act as an emergency striker Chelsea’s main problem since Didier Drogba left has been a lack of goals. Although a new striker is supposedly arriving at Stamford Bridge next season, Fabregas has proven his ability ...
How about a late dose of Transfer Talk? Louis van Gaal wants Manchester United to sign Mats Hummels, Thomas Müller and Bastian Schweinsteiger during the World Cup... Chelsea Football Club and Didier Drogba will reunite after the tournament... Manchester City FC will pay £25 million to land Pepe and Sven Goran Eriksson wants Frank Lampard to join him in China at Guangzhou Evergrande F.C. All that and MORE in Transfer Talk
Every player, who took a penalty for Chelsea in Munich just over two years ago, has left the club. - Juan Mata - Frank Lampard - David Luiz - Ashley Cole - Didier Drogba
Three of the best players I have ever witnessed at Chelsea. Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba. http:/…
Didier Drogba . Juan Mata. Ashley Cole. David Luiz ... and now Frank Lampard.and i,ve just realized that these were 5 players who took penalty kick at champion league final at munich and now they are all gone.
Martin Samuel- Daily Mail: 23rd Feb' 09 Frank Lampard was standing in the shower after a training session when Jose Mourinho told him he was the best player in the world. Casually, but with certainty, as if he was imparting information that any coach could have worked out. That is what he does. That is why today is the seventh anniversary of the last league match he lost at home. February 23, 2002, Porto 2 Beira-Mar 3. Since then, he has stayed undefeated in 38 league games at Porto, 60 at Chelsea and 12 more at Inter Milan, who now dominate Serie A. Mourinho is currently getting world class performances from Adriano, a notorious waster, and Sulley Muntari, a Ghana international who was good at Portsmouth, but not this good. Mourinho’s brilliance is the way he can take a top player and elevate him. John Terry and Didier Drogba have never looked better than under his stewardship. Deco, at Porto, was the coach’s creation. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in the form of his life in Italy. The techniques Mourinho us ...
I tuned into my copy of the 2012 Champions League Final. You know, the one in which we beat Bayern Munich, in their own backyard, to win the trophy for the first time in our history. But one thing struck me, namely just how much the squad has changed. Take a look for yourselves:- Starting XI v Bayern • Petr CechJose Bosingwa (gone) • Gary CahillDavid Luiz (gone) • Ashley Cole (going) • John Obi Mikel • Frank Lampard (going) • Juan Mata (gone) • Ryan BertrandSalomon Kalou (gone) • Didier Drogba (gone) Subs v Bayern • Ross Turnbull (gone) • Paulo Ferreira (retired) • Michael Essien (gone) • Oriol RomeuFlorent Malouda (gone) • Daniel Sturridge (gone) • Fernando Torres Gone - 9 Retired - 1 Going - 2 Futures in doubt - Bertrand, Romeu, Mikel, Now that is some turnover considering the game was a little over 2 years ago! source : www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk
1st Didier Drogba, then Juan Mata, then David Luiz and now Frank Lampard also :'( w.t.f .I don't wanna live on this planet anymore :(
As if home defeats against Sunderland and Atlético Madrid weren’t enough to round off an unfulfilling 12 months for the Chelsea faithful, Arsenal’s FA Cup Final conquest left plenty to be desired in terms of trophy success. Nevertheless, while Jose Mourinho works to turn his squad into a European powerhouse, the Blues can still find lots to cheer about. After all – the sun is shining, there’s a World Cup in Brazil on the horizon and fan favourite David Luiz has certainly kept his chin up. 1. Summer arrivals Chelsea fans have cause for excitement ahead of another hectic transfer window in west London, according to newspaper reports linking the club with a host of international names, as the search for a striker to properly replace Didier Drogba enters its third year. Diego Costa – that £32 million Atlético forward who buried the Blues last month – is expected to complete his move once he recovers from a torn hamstring and would be welcomed alongside goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as more useful ...
The world is going crazy about CR7 and Messi, Chelsea have got their own 2 in 1 package." - Didier Drogba "He has the world at his feet." - Frank Lampard "Not as much goals as Torres, not as much assists as Mata; but he's done what I've only read in books- he's started a REIGN OF TERROR." - Petr Cech "I regret not signing him. He's just fabulous." - Sir Alex Ferguson "Give him some better finishing power, and a raving for goals; and he will give CR7 and Messi a run for their money." - Arsene Wenger "He just has to increase his goals tally, and England will forget who's Gareth Bale." - Rafael Benitez "There is a Ballon D'or, if not more, waiting for him in future." - Paul Scholes "The only way to stop him is to foul him." - Theo Walcott "I can just say that when i played against him, I felt that I'm struggling with Cristiano." - Ryan Giggs "He's the third best player in the world, and mind it, he'll prove my saying." - Jose Mourinho "The fall of LOSC is the only thing he needs to prove his greatness." - Zi ...
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are only the third duo in Premier League history to both score 20 or more goals in a season. Andy Cole and Peter Beardsley and Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard were the other partnerships.
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You can trust him eyes closed. When you don’t know him, you think he’s stand-offish, but he’s a “Mister” -Didier Drogba,…
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits he would like to see Didier Drogba back at Stamford Bridge even if he isn’t pl…
Didier Drogba and the 20 Veterans Still Playing at the Highest Level 1) Didier Drogba, Galatasaray As mentioned, Drogba is a regular for Galatasaray these days and has scored 10 goals in 23 league appearances this term. He's also scored twice in the Champions League, and Chelsea will be hoping he doesn't add to that at their expense on Tuesday. Drogba has just turned 36 yet still looks as though he could play on for a while yet. 2) Ryan Giggs, Manchester United Ryan Giggs remains a part of the Manchester United first-team scene despite having turned 40. His participation in the coaching side of things naturally means that his long reign at the club as a player might finally be coming to an end, but he's still made almost 20 appearances this term. Giggs is United's record appearance holder and has won everything in the game at club level. 3) Andrea Pirlo, Juventus A minor technicality to get out of the way—Pirlo is still 34 but will turn 35 before the end of the current season. The graceful Italian playm ...
Every back page leads with Robin van Persie coming to the rescue' for David Moyes as Manchester United booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Olympiakos. Daily Mail Tim Sherwood has told Tottenham to stop panic buying and says he alone will be responsible for deciding which players come in during the summer. Didier Drogba says the Premier League title is Chelsea's to lose, believing the know-how of John Terry and Frank Lampard gives the Blues the edge in a thrilling race. DAILY EXPRESS Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has brushed aside Louis van Gaal's comments that he wants to work in the Premier League. Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has backed Aaron Ramsey to develop into the next Steven Gerrard. Chelsea are ready to hand Eden Hazard a bumper new £200,000-a-week deal this summer to ward off interest from Europe's big spenders. Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea that just because Arsenal have little experience of winning the title, it does not mean they cannot last th ...
Good morning all! Here's the moment Frank Lampard embraced Didier Drogba after the final whistle last night...
Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba competing for the ball in the first half...
Didier Drogba will do his best to curb his emotions on his return to Stamford Bridge with Galatasaray on Tuesday and try to get his side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Drogba spent eight seasons with the Blues, and his send-off in the summer of 2012 was the winning penalty in the Champions League Final win over Bayern Munich. The Ivory Coast striker has a close affinity with the club, players including current Chelsea stars Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, boss Jose Mourinho and the fans, who he admits it would be tough celebrating a Galatasaray goal in front of. He also revealed he has no regrets about bringing an end to his stay with the club in the wake of such a career-high.
Frank Lampard looks back on last night's game, and seeing Didier Drogba again:
Samuel Eto'o 's goal was the 300 th of his club career. All nine of his strikes in Chelsea blue have come at Stamford Bridge. He is the first player since Didier Drogba to score against Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in the same league season, the Ivorian having managed that feat in 2009/10. Frank Lampard started his 400 th Premier League game for Chelsea, and also moved above David James as the second all-time record appearance maker in the Premier League. It was his 573 rd game in England's top flight.
Lampard content with first-leg draw - Frank Lampard left Turkey feeling a mixture of frustration and satisfaction after Chelsea drew their Champions League clash at Didier Drogba's Galatasaray. The Blues bucked the trend of Engli -
CHELSEA TOP TEN FLOP OF ALL TIME The poorest players to tarnish the pitch at Stamford Bridge. For every Didier Drogba there is a Robert Fleck and for every Frank Lampard there's a Juan Sebastian Veron - here is Chelsea's 10 worst signings of all time. 10. Juan Sebastian Veron This Argentine star just couldn't cope in England, failing to live up to a £28.1m price-tag at Manchester United and failing similarly when the Blues paid £15m just two years later. 9. Brian Laudrup The Danish legend and former AC Milan and Bayern Munich ace was well past the forward's best when arriving in west London in 1998 and managed just seven appearances. 8. Slavisa Jokanovic Many could be forgiven for having forgotten about Claudio Ranieri's first signing as manager in 2000 and the Serbian departed in 2002 as a very unpopular figure with the club. 7. Andriy Shevchenko A signing forced upon the team by the owner Roman Abramovich and at £30.1m one of their most expensive mistakes, with 22 goals in three years. 6. Chris Sutto ...
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard says Didier Drogba is 'delighted and nervous' ahead of a reunion with Chelsea in the …
Jose Mourinho last night ruled out making an "impossible" move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Edinson Cavani, as they are "happy in Paris. I know because we are friends." Manchester United are offering Toni Kroos £250,000-a-week to quit Bayern Munich and join David Moyes' cash-laden revolution. Bacary Sagna wants Arsenal to "wake up" and offer him a £24m deal if they do not want avoid losing him to a Premier League rival. Arsenal's 'Mozart' Tomas Rosicky has committed his future to the club by agreeing a new 12-month contract. Frank Lampard has revealed that Didier Drogba is tense about facing his former club for the first time since that momentous night in Munich in 2012. QPR are considering sacking Harry Redknapp after picking up only one point in four matches in the Championship. Wayne Rooney's fantastic February got even better yesterday when Roy Hodgson tipped him to lead England to France in 2016 Norwich boss Chris Hughton saved his job with the crucial win over Tottenham. Garry Monk believes his old b ...
Frank Lampard on Didier Drogba : "He is the best I have played with solely for the fact of doing it in big, big games. There are a lot of good players out there, but he consistently scored in finals and popped up at the right time."
Frank Lampard,John Terry,Peter Cech & Didier Drogba have been the face and character of 4 the past decade in their respective positions
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Didier Drogba on Mourinho - "Before Jose arrived Chelsea had good players. John Terry and Frank Lampard were quality play…
Drogba vs Terry...Two of football's greatest warriors prepare to go head-to-head as Blues legend comes back to the Bridge Picture the scene. Wembley, April 2012, FA Cup semi-final, Chelsea v Tottenham, pre-match. Didier Drogba focussed, intense, driven, geeing up his team-mates in the warm-up area before the game. 'Will you look at him,' said John Terry, to Frank Lampard. 'We're not going to lose today.' After 43 minutes Lampard looked up and fired a long, testing ball towards the Ivorian. He took it down well, with his back to goal, spun past William Gallas in a flash and bludgeoned the ball into the top corner from 20 yards. Chelsea went on to win 5-1. It was a magnificent goal, out of nothing. Drogba's ability to produce such moments - and so often on the grandest occasions - gave Chelsea a self-belief, it rescued games for them even when playing poorly. Terry knew, before the match, that a pumped-up Drogba would be able to win his side the game. And that means he knows the danger that lies ahead for C ...
Players who will play their last World Cup in 2014, these legends will be missed: - Miroslav Klose - Frank Lampard - Didier Drogba - Steven Gerrard - Andrea Pirlo - Gianluigi Buffon.
Players who will play their last World Cup in 2014 : - Miroslav Klose - Frank Lampard - Steven Gerrard - Didier Drogba - Andrea Pirlo - Gianluigi Buffon Samuel Eto'o
Chelsea were once branded as "old" by Sir Alex Ferguson. In 2008 he was quoted as wondering how a team "in their thirties" could possibly progress and improve. It was clear to see where he was coming from. At the time, Chelsea were a team whose first eleven primarily consisted of players over the age of 30. This included Ricardo Carvalho, Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack, Deco and Didier Drogba. The club decided to take affirmative action to rectify this problem and sought to reduce the average age of their squad. They did this in two ways. Firstly, by dipping into the market to find potential as opposed to the finished product for an inflated price. This paid dividends as players like Oscar, Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois were acquired at young ages and with plenty of time to develop. The second plan of action was to invest in the academy. This has led to Chelsea taking part in four of the last six FA Youth Cup Finals and winning twice, whilst also coming runners-up in las ...
Didier Drogba, Clint Dempsey, Frank Lampard and Robbie Keane. Also wouldn't like to meet a footballer if they couldn't speak english
30th April 2008: Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates with Didier Drogba and Ricardo Carvalho as he scores their...
no on to adapt is nothing particularly new here. I have been here five years and going back to Carlo Ancelotti's team playing with Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka playing behind Didier Drogba with three soldiers in midfield, Frank Lampard had to adapt and get out to defend against full-backs because Anelka wasn't asked to do that in the role he played. 'It changed with Andre Villas-Boas to 4-3-3 and Daniel Sturridge and Juan Mata had to chase the full-backs, and with Roberto Di Matteo that changed a little bit and Salomon Kalou and Ramires played wide. Mata played in the no. 10 role for the first time really at Chelsea. 'With Rafa Benitez it again changed a little, a bit more of a compromise. Oscar was asked then to play wide and Ramires, especially in the bigger games. When Juan's role was the no. 10 it was another adaptation that was required and he has shown here he is more than capable of doing that, and that will be the case this time.' Changing the identity of the team in terms of the way it goes ...
SIMPLE AND OPEN TRUTH TO CONFIRM THAT Jose Morinho IS NOT THE RIGHT MAN TO HANDLE THIS CHELSEA SQUAD. It is a surprise that Chelsea lost on Wednesday night but I am not surprised that it was a difficult game, as Basel are an up-and-coming club. Having said that, you would expect Chelsea to beat them. However, this squad isn’t a Jose Mourinho-type squad. Mourinho likes to control games, but this Blues squad is weighed down with attacking players. What he wants is a young John Terry, Frank Lampard or Didier Drogba - instead what he has got is these fantastic flair players, but that’s not how he plays. He must take some responsibility as he had time to make signings, but failed to get the players who'd have fitted his philosophy. Romelu Lukaku is the nearest they had to a Drogba, but to send him out on loan is a typical cautious Mourinho move. He weighed it all up and wants a proven player at the business end of the season, so he gone with someone he worked with before in Samuel Eto'o. We have seen that ...
Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, and John Terry. Three players high loyalty and legends forever.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists his older players are key to the club's legacy. As Chelsea returned for pre-season training for the first time under Jose Mourinho in six years, he insisted that his old players were crucial to the club's 'legacy'. Last season, it seemed the likes of Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Captain John Terry could be playing their final seasons for the club as reports claimed that owner Roman Abramovich wanted a new look. However, after his first day back on the job, Mourinho was quick to emphasise the importance of his old guard. "This is the legacy of the club culture - as some guys are arriving they have others who can transmit to them immediately what this club means," Mourinho told The Sun. "One day, these older players will finish and the younger guys now will be the older ones in the future, so the Chelsea culture is continuously passed on from one generation to the next." Mourinho also singled out the example of his former star Didier Drogba, who became a club legend. "I ...
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been announced as one of 10 nominees for the 2013 Golden Foot award. The prize aims to reward the best player in the world over the age of 28 Nominees are chosen by a panel of representatives of Golden Foot's media partners, with a public vote then taking place online. Other nominees are: 2. Casillas (Real Madrid) 3. Iniesta (Barcelona) 4. Samuel Eto'o (Anzhi Makhachkala) 5. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) 6. Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) 7. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) 8. Miroslav Klose (Lazio) 9. David Trezeguet (River Plate) 10. David Beckham (Paris Saint-Germain prior to retirement). Who is your winner?
Frank Lampard dan Didier Drogba terpilih dalam daftar "10 man list for the 2013 Golden Foot award".
Chelsea: Mourinho's five worst signings Chelsea opinion: A look back at Jose Mourinho's worst buys from his first spell at Stamford Bridge The return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge has evoked memories of the great team he built during his first reign as he added the likes of Ricardo Carvalho, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba to a team already containing John Terry, Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele. However, these impressive signings have shrouded some of Mourinho's poorer dealings in the transfer market. Here is a list containing five of the the worst. 1. Andriy Shevchenko Former Ukraine captain and AC Milan legend Shevchenko was brought to the Bridge in 2006 for a hefty sum of around £30million. However, the striker failed to produce the form that led to him being awarded the Ballon d'Or in 2004, scoring a measly 22 goals in 77 appearances. Whether the signing was made by Mourinho is questionable - Shevchenko's friendship with chairman Roman Abramovich and Mourinho's initial reluctance to play him sugg ...
Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, Robin van Persie, Jermain Defoe, Darren Bent and Didier Drogba have all scored 100+ goa…
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Tune in to Ten Action!!! Didier Drogba- All Chelsea Goals. Followed by Frank Lampard: Record goalscorer !!! :') KingDD... I miss you :(
Florent Malouda, one of the finest French players of his generation, and a key component of the Chelsea squad that boasted of the likes of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Ashley Cole, etc has decided to make a graceful exit from Stamford Bridge. The 32 year old winger decided to put his hard feelings towards the Blues behind him and bid Chelsea a happy and proud goodbye. Malouda wrote on his official website: “It’s been a real pleasure and an honor to wear the blue shirt for 5 years...Over the five years I’ve defended the club’s colors, I’ve really enjoyed the great moments I lived amongst players and technical staff with the aim to deserve the daily support from our loyal fans, and I always tried to make them proud. Every good thing must come to an end, and even if I had to wait for a whole season at the club’s academy, I’m very proud of all my achievements as a Chelsea player. I’m free now to carry on my career, so I wish all the best to all my blue friends; I ...
If Chelsea with the ageing legs of Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard could lift the Uefa Champions League in 2012; and with a newly assembled team built around the three musketeers, Mata, Hazard and Oscar - clinching a Europa League medal in their maiden season in 2013 even with a misfiring striker in Fernando Torres... Jose Mourinho should be able to conquer the world with the trio. Especially with the inclusion of a prolific striker who can poach in goals at will.
TRUE BLUE! DOWN THE MEMOMERY LANE. The last team Jose Morinho featured for Chelsea in his last game for the club ended in a one all draw for Chelsea and Rosenborg on September 18, 2007. This was a CL group game at Stamford Bridge. The Team list is: Peter Cech (GK) Juliano Belletti (RB) John Terry (CB) Alex (CB) Ashley Cole (LB) Claude Makalele (DM) Michael Essien (CM) Joe Cole ( AM) Salomon Kaluo (RW) Florent Malouda (LW) Andriy Shevchenko (CF) Substitutes: Carlo Cudicini, Steve Sidwell, John Obi Mikel, Paula Ferreira, Shawn Wright Phillips, Tal Ben Hiam, Lee Sawyer. NB: Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Ricardo Carvalho were prominent players in the squad but were all injured for the game.
I know, I got several offers from different clubs. But I love to stay here. I love Chelsea and its fans."- Juan Mata "Barca is like a girl! They want me third time, but I refuse it."- David Luiz "I want to stay here forever. I want to become Mr. Chelsea."- Eden Hazard "I know JT (John Terry) will want to stay, he's said he'd love to stay at Chelsea. He feels the same as me."- Frank Lampard "My blood is blue. I will really miss the fans but they will always be in my heart."- Didier Drogba :: How many LIKES for their Loyalty?!! We Love Youuu!!! ktbffh
Didier Drogba (when he was at chelsea) Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Petr Cech etc
Chelsea's highest appearance-maker is ex-captain Ron Harris, who played in 795 first-class games for the club between 1961 and 1980.[76] This record is unlikely to be broken in the near future; Chelsea's current highest appearance-maker is Frank Lampard with 590.[77] The record for a Chelsea goalkeeper is held by Harris's contemporary, Peter Bonetti, who made 729 appearances (1959–79). With 93 caps (91 while at the club), Frank Lampard of England is Chelsea's most capped international player. Bobby Tambling is Chelsea's all-time top goalscorer, with 202 goals in 370 games (1959–70).[76] Eight other players have also scored over 100 goals for Chelsea: George Hilsdon (1906–12), George Mills (1929–39), Roy Bentley (1948–56), Jimmy Greaves (1957–61), Peter Osgood (1964–74 and 1978–79), Kerry Dixon (1983–92), Frank Lampard (2001–) and Didier Drogba (2004–12). Greaves holds the record for the most goals scored in one season (43 in 1960–61). Lampard is the top scorer currently at the club ...
WHAT DO WE DO FRIENDS? Any team that can call on the collective powers of The Hazardous Hazard, Frank Lampard, Oscar, Juan Mata, Victor Moses, Mikel Obi and Marko Marin will always have a chance to demolish any team in Europe. But, the lone strikers system of Benitez is not working with Torres. Manchester City await on Sunday and Roberto Mancini will hardly have lost any sleep last night over what he saw. He has been critical of the strikers he has at his disposal this season. God knows what he would say about Torres. It is a simple fact of football that against better sides in big matches, chances are harder to come by — Chelsea cannot afford to waste them if they are to finish in the top four and lift at least one trophy. Torres is a lost soul. Playing him in rotation with Didier Drogba didn’t work. Playing him all the time didn’t work. Buying a team to model Spain, thereby tailoring the style of play to suit him didn’t work. Bringing in the man who made him great at Liverpool didn’t work. Wha ...
In nearly 15 years, Eto'o played five finals and won three titles with lions in different categories. Here is a comparison with players of his generation in the world: - Messi, top of its five balls of gold won the Olympics in 2008 and has never played final with Argentina Senior - Christiano Ronaldo [Portugal] - 0 Final - Zlatan Ibrahimovich [Sweden] - 0 Final - Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney [England] never crossed the quarter-finals of an international competition; - Didier Drogba - 0 as - EL Hadj Diouf - 0 as ... To mention only a few. French players, Spain, Brazil, Italy and Egypt are the only ones to have been more successful than the last 15 years these Cameroonians. I think Cameroonians have quickly forgotten why they like Eto'o and why they are so proud
Three biggest mistakes of Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich! 1) Fallout with Jose Mourhino. 2) Letting star striker Didier Drogba go, which he himself regretted later and tried to get him back. 3) Sacking Roberto Di Matteo, which cost him dearly and might give him a trophy less season. If he can't learn from these mistakes and give a new contract to Frank Lampard, that fellow frankly is one *** of a crazy! -SFR
Abramovich should have learned the lesson. Player power drove Mourinho out. Player power drove Scolari out. Player power isolated Fernando Torres. Player power drove AvB out. John Terry, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Florent Malouda, Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou, Michael Essien, Jon Obi Mikel...etc. As many titles as they may have won for Chelsea, their professional attitude stinks. Who in the world are these low-life donkeys to decide any managers' or team mates' fate? They show no respect for Abramovich's decisions and choices and show it in the performance. If they dun like the manager, they play inconsistently to ensure the manager gets the flak from the press. And torres suffers from the selfishness of this clique. Simply disgraceful players. 6△1▽ • Reply • Share ›
Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole... Chelsea legends, who always performed for the team, but what happened to them, all shipped out by our 'fast becoming' useless owner... Goodbye Lamps, you'll always have a special place in our broken hearts! Roman is a showner!
My all time Premier League XI: Note: Only three players from a club can make it to the starting line-up but if a player has played for more than a Premier League club, then he should be counted in the club he is currently playing for or the last Premier League club he played for. Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson Formation: 4-4-2 GK: David Seaman (Arsenal) RB: Gary Neville (Manchester United) RCB: Tony Adams (Arsenal) LCB: John Terry (Chelsea) LB: Ashley Cole (Chelsea) RM: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) RCM: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) LCM: Paul Scholes (Manchester United) LM: Robert Pires (Arsenal) CF: Didier Drogba (Chelsea) ST: Alan Shearer (Newcastle United) Bench: van Der Sar, Lee Dixon, Nemanja Vidic, Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Ryan Giggs and Thierry Henry. Share your all time Premier League XI with us. -0akley
World Football News Update 1. Demba Ba says he drew inspiration from Didier Drogba to keep himself going along the winding career route which eventually led to Chelsea. 2. Frank Lampard will not renew his contract with Chelsea. Inter and Lazio are interested in signing the player. 3. Inter president Massimo Moratti has revealed that the Serie A outfit are looking to sign new players during the transfer window but insisted they will not be splashing the cash on big names. 4. Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart feels that he can help his side "even more" when they return from the winter break. 5. Olympique Marseille forward Andre Ayew has been dropped from Ghana’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad due to his “inability to join the Black Stars squad by Monday morning.” 6. Cesc Fabregas is confident that Barcelona can be successful this season as long as they manage to maintain their current form. 7. Lewis Holtby has described his excitment after agreeing to join Tottenham and insisted his decision t ...
Frank Lampard is in Chelsea contract talks: what is really going on? Lampard's Chelsea deal expires at the end of the season, and he is this month free to agree a pre-contract deal with another side. He is not, despite what some rumours may say, about to leave Chelsea during January: his contract will not let him walk away, and Chelsea will not pay the £4m cost of sacking him. There are strong echoes of what happened last season with Didier Drogba: where the Ivorian held out for the best deal. In Drogba's case, he had already agreed to move to Shanghai Shenhua in January – no such move appears to be on the table for Lampard at this stage. The midfielder, who has now scored three times in a week for Chelsea, has been clear for some time there has been no recent dialogue between him and the club over his future. He says he is only thinking about remaining True Blue, and is desperate to do a deal. On Friday a story broke, saying that he was willing to take a £100k a week pay cut in order to stay. My info ...
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Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, John Terry, Andrev Shevchenko, Michael Ballack, Joe Cole. I wouldn't have love chelsea if you guys weren't in.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to deliver a contract snub to skipper John Terry. The Blues skipper is set to become the latest player to feel the wrath of the Russian billionaire, who has still not forgiven him, Frank Lampard and former star Didier Drogba for failing to back ex-boss Andre Villas-Boas. Terry’s current contract runs until the end of the next season, and despite the club backing him all the way through his race-row trial and subsequent ban from the FA for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, Abramovich is reluctant to offer him a New Deal. Terry’s advisers tested the water recently about opening talks in the new year. But it is understood they will snubbed by Chelsea’s hierarchy on the orders of Abramovich, who is determined to lower the average age of the squad and remove those who are seen to hold too much influence.
chelsea 8-0 wigan Chelsea went into the final day of the 2009/10 Premier League season knowing a victory would secure their first league title win since 2006. Premiership rivals Manchester Utd emphatically beat Stoke 4-0 on the last day, but this couldn't be matched by the Blues 8-0 demolition of Wigan at Stamford Bridge. Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba both found the net twice, while Ashley Cole, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard also found the net. In addition to earning a shiny trophy, Carlo Ancelotti's men became the first team in English history to score seven or more goals on four occasions in a league season. They also became the first Premier League side to score a hundred or more goals in a season after putting away a club-record 103 goals in the campaign. Wigan finished the season with the league's worst goals difference (minus-42). This was the second time in 2009/10 that they had been beaten by an eight-goal deficit in London.
Yet another link for Frank Lampard this time to Monaco. He has been linked with a number of clubs including LA Galaxy, where David Beckham has just left, Shanghai Shenhua which is turning out to be a meeting place for Chelsea greats, such as Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. He has also been linked with Beijing Guoan, Guizhou Renhe, Inter Milan, Arsenal, QPR and the latest, Monaco. This is a sad time for Chelsea FC as it seems as if we are going to lose another of the Chelsea greats.
John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba. Chelsea will do well to replicate that spine.
PAPER TALK: "Frank Lampard has told Chelsea their season is on the line - starting at Leeds on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup." - [Daily Mirror] "Harry Redknapp wants Nicolas Anelka to blast QPR to Premier League safety." - [Daily Mirror]
Transfer stories from other papers and websites Demba Ba has opened the door to a potential move to Arsenal (The Mail) Chelsea are set to replace Frank Lampard with £14m-rated Bosnian Miralem Pjanic (The Mail) Barcelona want Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (The Sun) Everton could sell Marouane Fellaini in January after he headbutted Stoke's Ryan Shawcross on Saturday (The Guardian) Robert Lewandowski won't be joining either Manchester City or Manchester United at the end of the season, according to his club Borussia Dortmund (The Mail) Juventus have dismissed rumours linking them with Didier Drogba (The Sun) Leeds will offer Reading defender Ian Harte an emotional return to Elland Road (The Sun) Watford are set to off-load Chris Iwelumo, Joe Garner and Carl Dickinson in January (The Sun)
NEWS IN DETAILS: 1. Frank Lampard says goal-line technology will 'add magic' to football 2. Michael Laudrup revels in guiding Swansea to first ever League Cup semi-final 3. Uefa expected to impose sanctions on Serbia relating to England Under-21 unrest 4. The Arsenal board will show faith in Arsene Wenger by providing him with a £50million war chest for the January transfer window. 5. The Football Association have given assurances to the Government that they will take decisive action to remove the stain of racism from the English game. 6. Manchester United's bid to sign Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna in January is on hold after surgery on a hernia. 7. Juventus are reviving interest in Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov and are close to an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to take Didier Drogba on loan in January. 8. Aston Villa are monitoring the impressive form of Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason. 9. Tottenham defender William Troost-Ekong looks unlikely to leave next month after talks over ...
Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard, Ivanovic, David Luiz, John Terry, Ashley Cole, and Cech are all nominated for the FIFAPro World XI.
Premier League News & Transfer Gossips - - QPR is delighted to confirm the appointment of Harry Redknapp as the club’s new manager on a two-and-a-half year deal. -Rafael Benitez has revealed he expects Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole to leave Chelsea in the summer. -Harry Redknapp: 'I can’t wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season.' -Harry Redknapp will hit a jackpot of more than £1million if QPR manages to stay up. -Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Andre Ayew, Demba Ba and Alex Song named on five-man short-list for African Footballer of the Year award. -Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud has attracted significant praise from manager Arsene Wenger after a string of consistent performances. -Atletico Madrid striker and Chelsea target Radamel Falcao believes his football career will not be complete until he is part of a Champions League winning team -Jack Wilshere says he is studying Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in order to boost his goal return from the Arsenal midfield. -New ...
Henry Kabwe wrote: On Chelsea, Danny Mills Football Analyst has somehow repeated what I wrote last month. Kaili mumfwila abasungu: "Chelsea lacked character and presence. They need to find replacements for John Terry and Frank Lampard, who are coming to the end of their careers, and they need to replace Didier Drogba with a striker who will work hard. They have been left with just Torres and that makes things dif...
EXTRA: Frank Lampard has signed for Chinese team Guizhou Renhe The owner says Frank Lampard has agreed to January move According to Mirror: Frank Lampard will sign for Chinese side Guizhou Renhe in January, according to reports from China this morning. The side's owner is reported to have told a journalist from state-owned China Central Television that the Chelsea midfielder has already agreed a deal. The 34-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge as Roberto Di Matteo starts the process of replacing Chelsea's old guard, with the England midfielder's contract is up in June. And a message appearing on Chinese social networking website Weibo claims that Lampard will be making a move when the transfer window reopens in two months' time after former team-mate Didier Drogba signed for Shanghai Shenhua last summer.
Striker who rescued and then won the European Cup Final gets the most votes with Frank Lampard in second place and John Terry fourth
Didier Drogba...'the bigger the occasion, the better the rexponse!'
chelsea fans just voted Didier Drogba as chelsea's greatest player ever in the history of the club ahead of Frank Lampard. That player is truly an African legend.
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Furguson - 'and really difficult to play against. That period of Didier Drogba, a younger John Terry and Frank Lampard,"
Chelsea news: Didier Drogba and Roberto Di Matteo on shortlists for Champions League triumph
Nicolas Anelka has launched an attack on his former club Chelsea after accusing the team of disposing of players once they reach 30. "At Chelsea, as soon as you get past 30, you get the impression you’re too old," the Express reports Anelka as saying. The Frenchman’s comments come after Florent Malouda, 32, was banished to train with the Chelsea youth team after being unable to agree to a move away from the club. The France international was an influential member of the squad two seasons ago but has drifted from the first team and now finds himself training with the youngsters. "It’s sad what’s happening to Flo [Malouda]. Two years ago, he was named player of the year,” he said. It is not just Malouda and Anelka. Brazilian defender Alex and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba are two others that have left the club having entered the later stages of their careers. Under former manager Andre Villas Boas, England midfielder Frank Lampard was regularly sidelined and he, alongside left back Ashley Cole ...
Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, John Terry and Petr Cech will be remembered as legends for a long, long time..
From the 4 Chelsea candidates for the Balon D'or, who do you think deserves it the most ?? 1) Didier Drogba 2) Petr Cech 3) Frank Lampard 4) Fernando Torres
Jakub Blaszczykowsk, Cesc Fabregas, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba, Peter Cech. Let's see who's gonna make the final list.
Chelsea's Frank Lampard,Petr Cech & Didier Drogba have been nominated for the 2012 balon d'or award..
2009/10 Chelsea read the script, learnt it and performed it perfectly. There simply cannot be any better way to seala league title than with a club's record top-flight win and in doing so, Carlo Ancelotti 's magnificent side not only securedthe club's fourth championship but did so with a Premier League record number of goals scored - smashing the century to move onto 103 league goals for the season - a newclub record in any division. Any tension in this game soon evaporated when Nicolas Anelka fired in with just five minutes gone. Three more goals, a Frank Lampard penalty and strikes from Salomon Kalou and another from Anelka, were netted before Didier Drogba even found the net. He ended the day with a second-half hat-trickto take the Premier League Golden Boot with 29 league goals and 36 in all competitions. By that stage Wigan had long played with 10 men, Gary Caldwell having been dismissed half-an-hour in conceding the penalty that ledto the second goal. Ashley Cole completed the scoring and if there ...
Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua are keen to sign Frank Lampard to be reunited with Former Chelsea teammates Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.
for every Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi,Didier Drogba,Wayne Rooney or Sergio Aguero, there is a Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets,Frank Lampard,Michael Carrick or Gareth Barry.
Didier Drogba wrote:Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge are winning their race to be fit to face Arsenal this weekend! Read more: [From GMF]
No one deserved to win that Champions League more than Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Petr Cech... No. One.
-Hughes: Handshake up to players -Fernando Torres vows to fill the boots of Didier Drogba at Chelsea ( Play Ur part Mr Torres, u can't wear that man's shoe) -Frank Lampard: Let's do the double/ what double?
Whom do you consider to be a hero of our times? — John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Juan Mata et all...
John Terry, Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, what a big player for Chelsea!
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Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard won't rule out an MLS move
Didier Drogba was among the first Chelsea legends to leave the club this summer - could Frank Lampard follow him out of Stamford Bridge? Find out what the midfielder said about a switch to America here!
Chelsea's Champions League triumph was the icing on the cake for a core of older players that have enjoyed sustained success since Jose Mourinho arrived at the club in 2004, but with Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou departed from Stamford Bridge and Frank Lampard 34 years old, the Blue...
chelsea wrote: Price Targets Chelsea Football Club is in a rebuilding process. The team laid down by Jose Mourinho is getting old and Didier Drogba having left the club this window certainly leaves a huge hole. To continue the rebuilding process we have to replace him with someone and also some more players like John Terry and Frank Lampard will b...
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba used his first press conference as a Shanghai Shenhua player to plead with the owners of his new club to ensure Frank Lampard and John Terry follow him from Stamford Bridge to China.
Didier Drogba: I want Chelsea's John Terry and Frank Lampard to join me at Shanghai Shenhua via
• Manager warns striker that he will have to fight for his place • Di Matteo insists Frank Lampard has a future at the club The Chelsea manager, Roberto Di Matteo, has warned Fernando Torres that he is not guaranteed a place in the starting line-up despite the departure of Didier Drogba. The 28-year-old, signed from Liverpool in a £50m deal in January 2011, had launched an outburst at the Blues in the wake of their Champions League Final victory over Bayern Munich, attacking his treatment b
Frank Lampard - "There's nothing in that at all. I'm here in Los Angeles on holiday with [fiance] Christine. We got engaged here last year and we love it over here." Didier Drogba's Former Chelsea team-mate on speculation he could follow the Ivorian out of Stamford Bridge and sign for LA Galaxy this summer
Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole. Too hard to choose one
Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard. 300+ goals combined for Chelsea.
The history of television commercials is filled with failed crossover attempts. Famous people step outside of their realms and try and emulate other public figures -- usually with disastrous consequences. Chelsea FC stars Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba recently starred in one such ...
John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba all on Skybet's list of potential Chelsea managers... Why doesn't that surprise me?
Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard were shagging six German glamour models in a group orgy after the match on Saturday. John Terry arrived when it was over and high fived everyone as if he'd been involved.
FRANK LAMPARD says Didier Drogba will leave a massive hole at Stamford Bridge and claims the departing striker is the best he has ever played with."" i agree
Frank Lampard says Didier Drogba is "right up there with Thierry Henry" ... Respect
Frank Lampard has hailed Didier Drogba as one of the greatest Premier League strikers of all-time. The Ivory Coast forward confirmed he will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, but he ensured he would bow out a winner by scoring the equalising goal, and then the winning penalty, in the Champions Leag...
Exclusive - Frank Lampard hails Didier Drogba as a Premier League great
Didier Drogba scored his ninth Cup Final goal for Chelsea in Saturday night's UEFA Champions League Final triumph over Bayern Munich. Here, Sky Sports details how the Ivory Coast striker shines on the biggest stages of all. 2005 Carling Cup FINAL Liverpool 2 Chelsea 3 (aet) Drogba put Chelsea ahead in extra-time as the Blues won their first trophy under Jose Mourinho. 2007 Carling Cup FINAL Arsenal 1 Chelsea 2 Drogba scored both goals, including the winner six minutes from time, as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal. 2007 FA Cup Final Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 Drogba scored the winner with just four minutes of extra-time remaining after playing a one-two with Frank Lampard. 2008 Carling Cup FINAL Chelsea 1 Tottenham 2 Drogba became the first player to score in three League Cup finals when he put Chelsea ahead with a free-kick. 2009 FA Cup Final Chelsea 2 Everton 1 Drogba's equaliser set Chelsea on the road to victory after Louis Saha had put Everton ahead with the quickest FA Cup Final goal. 201 ...
Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Frank Lampard and John Terry would never have reached the same heights at Chelsea had it not been for Didier Drogba's help.
Drogba started to cry when he informed John Terry, Frank Lampard and the rest: ‘We will no longer be together next season.’
Pepsi MAX players including three-time 'FIFA World Player of the Year' Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Frank Lampard are joined by two of the world's most exciting young footballers, Jack Wilshere and Sergio 'Kun' Agüero to front the 2012 campaign. The line-up also features internationally renowned DJ, producer and hit-maker, Calvin Harris, who provides the soundtrack and musical direction for the campaign.
If You think there should be Statues of JT, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba outside the Stamford Bridge.
Peter Cech,John Terry,Ashly Cole,Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba are legend of chelsea
Is not satisfied watching the Champions League Finale and wants to see it again n again n again...Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard n John Terry hugging each other is d best moment post winning. Roman picking up d cup more satisfying. RDM u restored d confidence n trust in d players - all credit goes to u. KTBFFH always n always!
Chelsea statistics: Petr Cech went the right way on six Bayern penalties and saved three of them. Chelsea blocked more shots than in any other game in the Champions League this season. Only Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel and Juan Mata made more passes than goalkeeper Petr Cech. Juan Mata covered the most ground on the pitch with 16,123 metres. Didier Drogba has now scored nine goals in nine Cup Finals!
Roman Abramovich has spent hundreds of millions of pounds and finally got what he really wanted all that time. "John Terry, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, Petr Cech and Frank Lampard can now say they have won everything. "There's not a better moment - it doesn't sink in for ages but eventually you realise you played in the best team in the whole of Europe.
Nation TERRY: It was 'meant to be' By Our Reporter 7 hours 19 minutes ago John Terry believes Chelsea's Champions League Final victory was "meant to be" after they again overcame the odds to see off Bayern Munich.The Blues were crowned European champions for the first time in their history on Saturday evening, with Didier Drogba slotting home the decisive penalty after extra-time at the Allianz Arena had ended 1-1.The west London giants had looked set for heartbreak after Thomas Muller headed home with seven minutes of normal time remaining, but as they have done on numerous occasions on the way to the final this season, Roberto Di Matteo's men hit back, with Drogba equalising five minutes later before they eventually edged the Bavarians in the penalty shoot-out.Terry was unable to play any part in the Munich showpiece, with the captain having been sent off in the semi-final against Barcelona, but he stood alongside stand-in skipper Frank Lampard to lift the trophy."It was worse watching," Terry told Sky ...
Chelsea hero Didier Drogba in incredible rant at Champions League trophy as Blues celebrate finally landing the big one May 21 2012 By Martin Lipton Didier Drogba and his Chelsea team-mates celebrate winning the Champions League THEY had been waiting for so long to have it in their hands. Been within touching distance, watched it fall from their grasp just as they thought it was theirs. Sometimes beaten, sometimes cheated, always heated. So when Chelsea’s players finally had the Champions League trophy, blue and white ribbons attached, they gave it due reverence. On the large table in the middle of the dressing room it stood, a symbol of their greatest triumph, victory over Bayern Munich on penalties after a 1-1 draw, proof that all the heartbreaks and near misses had been worthwhile. And at the centre of it all, not the duo who raised the Cup, John Terry and Frank Lampard, but the man who delivered the Holy Grail to Roman Abramovich, whose farewell gift to Chelsea was the greatest one of all. Standing ...
A Didier Drogba free kick in the second half was the only goal scored in a nail biting final. The win bought the FA Cup back to The Bridge for the second season and for the first time in our history we won the league and the FA Cup in the same season.
There has been endless debate about Chelsea's fate once Frank Lampard, John Terry, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba move on, but young defender Ryan Bertrand proved at Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) Champions League Final that the future is bright at Stamford Bridge.
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"Football, and life, is sometimes unpredictable and crazy. I don't think anyone could have predicted this. We've had a difficult season" and to finish off like this is incredible. I'm very happy for the players, they've worked so hard for this for so long. Obviously when Bayern scored there wasn't much time for us but the heart and passion these players have shown in this competition has been immense. To equalise and get into extra time was a good feeling. Our preparation was very difficult with the suspended players and two defenders out for three or four weeks so it wasn't an ideal situation for a Champions League Final but the desire and motivation of the players has shown again tonight. [Didier Drogba] has been a fantastic servant for this club over eight years and brought a lot of success but we focus on the group and it was a great effort from all the players tonight. Ashley Cole was immense, also Frank Lampard and Petr Čech – to be able to pull off this victory took a big team effort. I don't kn ...
Round a 16 2nd leg I won 4-1 at home .. Didier Drogba , John Terry ,Frank Lampard and Brinaslav Invanovic all scored 1 in that order
Frank Lampard hailed Didier Drogba as Chelsea's 'main man' after the Ivorian scored an equaliser and the decisive penalty in the Champions League
Daily Star: Gold age pensioners Steve Miller: Here in the home city of Albert Einstein Chelsea were left scratching their heads trying to solve another brain teaser. What will life be like without the three wise old men Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and John Terry, the latter suspended for the Champions League Final but still a major player? First to go looks like match-winner Drogba – described by boss Roberto Di Matteo as one of the club’s greats. Few words really sum up a true legend. Awesome, magnificent, moody, marvellous – you could go on about a beast of a man who says his heart will always be blue.
Frank Lampard paid tribute to Didier Drogba after savouring Chelsea's Champions League-winning night in Munich. The 33-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from West Ham in 2001, hit one of the Blues' four successful penalties after the final finished 1-1 after normal and extra time. Arjen Robben missed a penalty in the first extra period on his and Munich's home ground before Lampard, David Luiz and Ashley Cole slotted from the spot ahead of Drogba's winning kick. Lampard, who captained the west London club for the night in the absence of the suspended John Terry, said: "I can't believe it. The determination we've shown... we didn't play fantastic but the main man Didier dug us out of trouble there. "He's a hero. Without him we're not here. He scores the goals in the big games. It means everything. "We've been so many years trying to do this. This is the one we really wanted and we've got it." Asked whether the win should lead to interim manager Roberto Di Matteo being given the job permanently, Lampar ...
Moral of Chelsea victory 2: John Terry, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole, Petr Cech, Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Paulo Ferreira, John Mikel Obi, Florent Malouda, Hilario etc.: They've been to six semi-finals and one final (before yesterday) over the last decade in the UEFA CL. They've played in some of the most epic UEFA CL games of the last decade; some of them ending in heartbreak and controversy. Yet, they soldiered on till they won. Moral: It doesn't matter how long it takes; the Lord will deliver to the person who endures and perseveres in hope and faith; whilst serving faithfully. Endurance and perseverance build character; and character determines whether you win or not. These guys have been great servants to Chelsea and I'm I'm genuinely happy for them even though I'm a dye-in-wool Man United fan.
Ohhh man!! What a night it was!! What a morning it is!! Once of those mornings where you know you didn't drink till you dropped but you're still hungover. A hangover which you wish never ended!! Felicitations Chelsea Football Club, We are the Champions of Europe!! A hard fought battle with hardships no one thought we'd overcome. We did. And in style. Valencia, Napoli, Benfica, the MIGHTY Barcelona, and finally Bayern Munich at their fortress in front of their own people. I'm sure the football fraternity would be proud of us. :) :') Petr Cech- you beauty!! 3 saves you'll never forget in your entire lifetime. Happy Birthday!! The best birthday gift I'm sure. :D Didier Drogba-.I don't know if this was your last game in a blue shirt or not. But take a bow big man!! The best players in the world save their best for the big nights like those. We'll always love you. :) Ashley Cole- Hadn't it been for your body in front of goal, the night would've ended before 90 minutes. An unsung hero. _/\_ Frank Lampard - Led ...
In that glamorous night at Allianz Arena, they have accomplished the incredible achievement what they have been being invested to achieved - The Champion League Cup. It's painfully a meaningful farewell champion by the first generation of ten-year-Chelsea under Abramovich. You may be no longer at Stamford Bridge for the coming seasons, however, you are definitely always in our heart, our belief and our thank who are True Blue. Thank you and my intrusive appreciation to you: Petr Cech, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Michael Essien and all the others... Thank you Roberto Di Matteo for your amazing effort and inspiration put into Chelsea. You all made history.
UP BLUES!!! CELEBRATION CONTINUES "One of the greatest days of my life" was Frank Lampard's description of the UEFA Champions League Final after he captained Chelsea FC to their first European crown by way of a penalty shoot-out victory against FC BayernMünchen. The English international slammed in the third of four successful spotkicks for the Blues, who had dramatically cancelled out Thomas Müller's late opener for Bayern through Didier Drogba's 88th-minute header to force the final into extra time. Petr Čech then repelled an Arjen Robben penalty in the first additional period before denying both Ivica Olić and Bastian Schweinsteiger in the shoot-out as the Blues' long search for glory in the competition finally came to aclose. "I'm pleased we haven't won it before because it feels even more special," Lampard said. "It took so long. I've been here for 11 years so I've been waiting for this baby for a long time. EXCERPT FROM UEFA.COM
What a game this morning! Congrats to Chelsea! How many teams can beat Barcelona over two legs? Yet Bayern playing on home soil has to be favourites especially with Chelsea 6th in EPL and missing 4 players including their captain. When Muller scored in he 83rd, many would have thought it was over. Didier Drogba powered home an unstoppale header which Neuer got a hand to but could not stop to bring it into extra-time. Then Drogba played villain when he carelessly tripped Ribery but Cech saved the penalty. When Philip Lahm scored the first penalty and Juan Mata's got saved, again we thought it was over. To win in this situation on penalty kicks against the Germans? No way! Cech saved, Olic missed and Drogba hit the final nail! He was amazing when he first turned out for Marseille and continued till now. This has implication for England. Ashley Cole was outstanding as he made some timely tackles and superb interventions. Gary Cahill was okay and Frank Lampard playing as captain was neat. What a game! The iro ...
On winning the trophy that always evaded us, I would like to say a few things. Firstly I want to thank God for everything; for the luck, the fitness level the players had, and the game it self. To Abramovich, thank you for the investment and money you put into the club. To Roberto Di Matteo and the back room, thank you for making the right decision and getting the tactics right and turning this season around. And to the players,you did us proud today. You guys kept pushing and pushing, even with all the odds against you guys, you did it. To the old guard (John Terry, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Didier Drogba) they told you guys you couldn't do it but you keep surprising them. Tonight we drink and be merry because we have written and made history. From the beginning of the season to the end, we kept going, pushing, and fighting until it was ours. From the memories of 2008 to the game against barcelona in 2009, it has been building up to this winners of the Uefa Champions League 2012 WE DID IT GUYS, WE DID IT ...
BLUE colour my CHELSEA, CHELSEA my Robeto Di-Mathio, CHELSEA my Didier Drogba, CHELSEA my Peter Cech, CHELSEA my John Mikel, CHELSEA my David Luiz, CHELSEA my Cahill, CHELSEA my Ryan Brethran, CHELSEA my Ashey Cole, CHELSEA my Solomon Kalou, CHELSEA my Juan Mata, CHELSEA Jose Bosingwa CHELSEA my Fernando Torres, CHELSEA my Frank Lampard, CHELSEA my Florent Maluda, CHELSEA my e tal CHELSEA our 2012 UEFA Trophy. Really 4 Real, i remain BLUEZ 4 life till Jesus sin.
At last the dream of the Russian billionaire (Roman Abramovic) appeared real. He had his 100th game against Bayern Munich at Alianz Arena, since he became the owner of Chelsea since June 2003, with 180 points following Barcelona with 190 points, to claim the Uefa Champions League Tittle. After sacking 7 coaches in 7 years, Roberto Di Matteo who as a caretaker coach, following the sacking of Andre Villa Boas known as AVB, brought him his happiness. Roberto Di Matteo is now the 1st Italian coach to win the European Cup with a foriegn team. He also became the 1st coach that brought the UCL Cup to stamford brigde, along side the FA Cup all in 1 Season. Frank Lampard is also recorded as the captain who brought the 1st Champions League victory to London. With the wining penalty from Didier Drogba. Chelsea had played the Champion league final for the 2nd time, when they lost to Manchester United with a missed penalty from Captain John Terry in 2008. They had also reach the Semi final 6 times, in in total of 9 a ...
Congrats to Roman Abrimovich, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, David Luiz, Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and da rest of the mighty CHELSEA FC on a proper UEFA Champions League Final victory versus Bayern Munich!! The MIGHTY BLUES are best in the world!!! \m/ \m/ not too shabby for a team that finished SIXTH in the Primier League table ey! mate! That's why The British Barclay's Premier League is by far the best and most competive league in the world, where every year there's 7 or 8 clubs battling it out for the top spot! Unlike the usual 2 or 3 teams in other countries' league! Borinng!! lol GO LIVERPOOL! GO Manchester City!! GO CHELSEA!!! \m/ \m/
Congratulations To Chelsea F.C. Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Coach Roberto Dimatteo, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Daniel Sturridge, Fernando Torres, Petr Cech, and the rest of the squad. Didier, we are waiting for you in MLS. See ya soon!
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98:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Bosingwa by Ivica Olic. Jose Bosingwa restarts play with the free kick. 96:50 The ball is sent over by Philip Lahm, Jose Bosingwa gets a block in. Daniel Van Buyten takes a shot. Blocked by David Luiz. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Arjen Robben, clearance by Frank Lampard. 96:04 Arjen Robben takes the direct free kick. 96:04 Substitution Substitution Ivica Olic is brought on as a substitute for Franck Ribery. 96:04 David Luiz challenges Mario Gomez unfairly and gives away a free kick. 95:13 Effort on goal by Arjen Robben from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target. 94:51 Penalty Placed penalty taken by Arjen Robben saved by Petr Cech. Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea. 93:16 Booking Booking Didier Drogba receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 92:54 Didier Drogba gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Franck Ribery. 92:34 Toni Kroos takes a shot. Frank Lampard gets a block in. 91:08 Juan Mata takes a ...
Champions League FinalTEAM NEWS: Bayern Munich V CHELSEA Posted on: Sat 19 May 2012 Twenty-two-year-old Ryan Bertrand will makes his Champions League debut, playing in front of Ashley Cole in a position on the left of midfield. David Luiz and Gary Cahill both start so Jose Bosingwa is at right-back. Didier Drogba leads the attack with Juan Mata behind and Salomon Kalou on the right. Bayern Munich bring Diego Contento in at left-back and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, more usual a midfielder, into central defence. Thomas Muller is the one change to the midfield that contested the semi-final against Real Madrid. Chelsea will line-up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation: 1 Petr Cech 17 Jose Bosingwa 24 Gary Cahill 4 David Luiz 3 Ashley Cole 12 John Mikel Obi 8 Frank Lampard (c) 21 Salomon Kalou 10 Juan Mata 34 Ryan Bertrand 11 Didier Drogba Subs: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 5 Michael Essien, 6 Oriol Romeu, 15 Florent Malouda, 23 Daniel Sturridge, 9 Fernando Torres. Bayern Munich are expected to line up in the f ...
Only one more miracle is required and with Living Legends such as Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba set to take the field who would bet against the Blues becoming London’s first ever European Cup winners? Plenty, probably, but not me
For Micahel Essien, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba this could be a last chance, against the odds on Bayern Munich's own ground.
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Chelsea's date with destiny: the occasion when their Roman empire can finally achieve its aim. Comrade Abramovich fell in love with football when famously watching a Champions League match and everything since arriving at Stamford Bridge has been aimed at the lifting of that famously oversized trophy, the European Cup. He has been within an inch of the post, a slip of Luzhniki sod, and for a time that had looked like his last chance. An ever-revolving cast-list of coaches has been and gone since John Terry's moment of truth in Moscow. Since then, the players who took them to the brink of a dream becoming reality have aged and agued. This was supposed to be a season of rebuilding. A young coach with new ideas was hired to sweep out the old guard. Yet they remain, and Andre Villas-Boas is jobless, only recently reappearing as a possible suitor for the vacant Liverpool position. Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Petr Cech take their place, but the suspended Terry will not, as penance for his stup ...
Who will win Champions League today ? Host Bayern Munich have a line up which have some of the biggest name viz Schweinsteiger,Thomas Muller,Arjen Robben,Mario Gomez, and Franck Ribery on the other hand Chelsea`s hope of winning the cup largely depends on Frank Lampard; Mata, and most important of all of them Drogba. Key Battles : Bastian Schweinsteiger v Frank Lampard, Mario Gomez v David Luiz, Jerome Boateng v Didier Drogba. Note : Chelsea need to win to qualify for the next edition of Champions League. Live at Ten Action 11:30 p.m. For a Change I am supporting Chelsea. Any comments.
Here comes my formatn: Special trust in d lieu of Peter Cech being Defended wth d Lion bones of David Luiz,Cahill,Ashley Cole and supported by ferreira.Midfielded with d sturborn strengths of John Obi Mikel,World hero 'Frank Lampard' and stylish Malouda being catapulted to d striking force of Chelsea talisman 'Didier Drogba' in support of Yaya Mata and F9-Torres.Men. Its gonna be victorious.Up cyprus Bluez!
This game is in the hands of Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard & Didier Drogba.
The title was bought, some say. Understandably, Manchester City disagree and, if they want to construct a case for the defence, they can cite Chelsea. In the ninth year of Roman Abramovich's ownership, they are the reminder money has not bought everything: not the Champions League crown the Russian desires or the popularity that has eluded them. The former may be acquired on Saturday night in Munich and the latter, more surprisingly, could be experienced, too. While silverware has been won in the eight most successful seasons of their history, the battle for hearts and minds had been a resounding defeat. For many onlookers, Chelsea have had too much money, too many egos and too misplaced a sense of entitlement. Their cast list has featured plenty of people - John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant - that, fairly or not, many have loved to hate. While the three-letter abbreviation ABU (Anyone But United) was coined to describe those who wished the worst on Manchest ...
Frank Lampard & Didier Drogba: Scored 5 goals between them (Lampard 3, Drogba 2) in the last two meetings between Chelsea and Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has stated that the desire of Chelsea's veterans to win a big trophy toward the end of their career could cause problems for the Bavarians in Saturday's Champions League Final. Players such as Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Ashley Cole have all been with the Blues for several years without winning European club football's elite competition.
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Saturday May 5, 08:08 PMChelsea's Didier Drogba (left) celebrates with his team-mate Frank Lampard (right) after scoring his team's second goal Soccer - FA Cup - Final - Liverpool v Chelsea - Wembley Stadium
Chelsea's Frank Lampard would love the club to offer Didier Drogba a New Deal after he helped them win the FA Cup.
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Petr Cech, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard...still absolutely indispensable to Chelsea.
Our top all-time scorers are Bobby Tambling 202, Kerry Dixon 193, Frank Lampard 186, Didier Drogba 155, Roy Bentley 150, Peter Osgood 150.
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"I think Chelsea's boys were heroes, absolute heroes. Some pple think dy r d masters of d game & dy wil criticise Chelsea in d same way dat dy criticised Inter two years ago, but dy know nothing. Nothing." So, nothing then. Chelsea gave Barcelona nothing. Barcelona took nothing from dem. John Terry showed dat he has nothing in d top two inches of his head. Messi had nothing left at d end of d match, no explanation 4 how d greatest player of his generation could not pull off a pass as sublime as Fat Frank Lampard's 2 set Ramires free 4 what was d coolest finish in d most scalding hot of situations. The heart he showed, and dat of Didier Drogba and d display by Petr Cech was what makes football great. Barcelona weren't rubbish. Messi isn't overrated. Chelsea were just stronger and up 4 d fight. It happens. It is our good fortune dat it happens.
Didier Drogba,John Terry,Frank Lampard & Ashley Cole are in the squad but only John Terry & Lampard expected to start.
FOOTBALL:Frank Lampard urges Chelsea to offer Didier Drogba new contract
Frank Lampard has told Chelsea that Didier Drogba is irreplaceable and has urged the club to agree terms with the striker over a new contract. Drogba's eighth goal in as many games at Wembley helped his side beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup Final on Saturday.
Frank Lampard admitted Didier Drogba was irreplaceable after the pair combined again to fire Chelsea to FA Cup glory. Lampard revealed he was 'desperate' for the Blues' goalscoring 'machine' to sign a new contract.
Here they are the heroes. Seven Cups means ratings have to be based on the Seven Wonders of the World be they Ancient, Modern, Medieval, Natural, Industrial or whatever. Petr Cech – The Great Wall of China. Keeps everything out. Ashley Cole – The First Transcontinental Railroad. Another great end to end display. Branislav IvanovicHoover Dam. Unbreakable. (Also keeps back the waters when attacked by Geoff Shreeves.) Jose BosingwaLeaning Tower of Pisa. Always looks on the point of collapse, but I love him. John Terry – The Great Pyramid (he’s a such a Giza). Frank Lampard – The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. May not be a god, but looks like one these days. Ramires – Harbor of Rio De Janeiro. Well he’s our Brazilian wonder. John Obi Mikel – The Colossus of Rhodes. Enough said. Juan Mata – The Lighthouse of Alexandria. A shining light. Salomon Kalou – The Panama Canal. He divides continents. Didier Drogba – Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. He knows a thing or two about how to bury ‘em ...
Frank Lampard has urged Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to offer Didier Drogba a New Deal...
Frank Lampard asks Chelsea to offer Didier Drogba a new contract. Story here:
Frank Lampard roamed Wembley as if he owned the place. Didier Drogba set a record 4 scoring in 4 finals.
Frank Lampard felt we controlled the game for thefirst hour at Wembley in Saturday's FA Cup Final, andfully deserved a fourth victory in six years in the competition. Ramires and Didier Drogba gave us a two-goal lead before Liverpool sub Andy Carroll brought them back into the game, but he could not prevent the Bluesfrom lifting the trophy on amemorable May evening for the Stamford Bridge faithful. 'It's been a brilliant competition for us. It was atough game and coming into it with the game in two weeks on people's minds, it feels as good as ever to win it,' Lampard said afterwards. 'They get sweeter as you get older because you know they don't keep going forever. Today we enjoyed it very much, it's been a tough season and itmakes it special to win. 'We got a great start, Ramires has been brilliant all season and scored a good goal. To get your nose in front is massive and we controlled it. We could have killed them off, then maybe got a bit over-confident and they got the goal and it was backs to the wa ...
NEXT UP: THE FA Cup Final! Chelsea return to our second home, Wembley Stadium, on Saturday for the FA Cup Final, with Liverpool standing between us and a first piece of silverware this season. The Blues are six-times winners of the oldest club competition in football and interim first-team coach Roberto Di Matteo scored the goals which secured two of those successes. Di Matteo netted after 43 seconds to set us on our way to victory against Middlesbrough in 1997, while he was also the hero three years later against Aston Villa in the last Cup Final played at the old Wembley. Chelsea also became the first side to win the FA Cup at the new Wembley thanks to Didier Drogba's extra-time goal versus Manchester United and Frank Lampard's wonder goal against Everton secured the trophy in 2009. Drogba was the hero once again in 2010, scoring a sublime free-kick to see off Portsmouth and seal the first Double in the club's history. And, of course, let's not forget the first-ever triumph. One of the most epic Finals ...
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Frank Lampard on Didier Drogba: "He's my hero, no striker I have ever played with has scored so many important goals in finals."
got to hand it all to Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech for preventing that Andy Caroll's equalizing attempt as Petr Cech tipped the header of the tall Liverpool striker to the crossbar before Branislav Ivanovic went for the clearance. The game went in a slow pace when Chelsea were two nil up from Ramires's impressive solo run goal and Didier Drogba's wonderful right foot goal from Frank Lampard's genius breakthrough pass, until Liverpool brought on Andy Caroll from the bench who then increased the tempo of the game as he got the better of Chelsea's skipper John Terry on a deffensive error to score for Liverpool. Chelsea managed to escaped being the under pressing side at the 2nd half to wraped up the game at 2-1 and marked their 7th time in winning the FA Cup trophy, similar to Liverpool. For coach Roberto Di Matteo who just taken over Chelsea three months ago, he has proven himself to become the 1st Italian and Chelsea player who had ever won the FA Cup trophy both player and coach. As a player, Roberto Di ...
I'd try my luck with Chelsea. I'm betting on Didier Drogba (I hope Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge score some goals! Fernando Torres? A miracle perhaps? When pigs fly! I want to see some goals from Frank Lampard and John Terry. But I believe Luis Suarez will score! Andy Carroll? Hmm... A bit doubtful. Perhaps Charlie Adam, Craig Bellamy or Stewart Downing could? I'd like to see either Dirk Kuyt or Steven Gerrard score a goal or two.
So from my followers Fans have Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard, John Terry & Didier Drogba as our favourite players :)
Frank Lampard has claimed Chelsea’s ability to defy expectation is what makes him and team-mates such as Didier Drogba “top players” and denied that the Champions League Finalists are on their “last legs”.
I heartily congratulate Chelsea for having shown courage and determination to beat the UEFA and FIFA adopted team. Most credit to the entire Chelsea team and management but special credits to Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Ramires Ashley Cole and Peter Chec. It was Frank Lampard who stole the ball from Lionel Messi and squared it to Ramires who then gave the final pass to Didier Drogba for their winning goal at Stamford Bridge in London in the first leg. Again it was the same combination between Frank Lampard and Ramires which resulted in the amazing away goal which gave Chelsea hope and stunned Barcelona and their fans. Oh! and Fernando Torres, he did it again against Barcelona last night. At last he has paid back part of the massive investment in him (50 million pounds). With that final goal which secured Chelsea firmly into the final, Torres not only vindicated himself but paid for the massive transfer fee paid out to sign him. Chelsea will earn more than 50 million pounds if they win the final and alre ...
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Chelsea skipper John Terry heaped praise on Didier Drogba after the Ivorian snared the matchwinner against Barcelona to claim a 1-0 win in their Champions League semi-final first leg. - Palmer: Chelsea find the blueprint - Drogba: Chelsea have learnt lessons - Di Matteo: We've answered critics - Chelsea v Barcelona gallery Drogba netted on the stroke of half-time to give Roberto Di Matteo's side a vital lead ahead of next week's second leg, leading Terry to hail the striker's performance after the triumph. "We had to be very patient, I don't think we touched the ball for the first 15 minutes but from Didi on his own up front, the midfield and defence, it was a great team performance," Terry told ITV. Drogba opened the scoring shortly before the interval in Sunday's FA Cup Final against Tottenham and did so again on Wednesday, rounding off a break involving Frank Lampard and Ramires. "Didi is all about these big nights, the big occasions," said Terry. "He put fear into the Spurs defence at the weekend and ...
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo felt senior figures Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard silenced their critics with starring displays in the 1-0 win over Barcelona - footballNews
Thanks you guys.Petr Cech,Ashley Cole,John Terry,Cahill,Ivanovic,John Obi Mikel,Meireles,Juan Mata,Frank Lampard,Ramires and the scorer of the goal Didier Drogba...you guys were outstanding last nyt against the best team in the world..
Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba combined for a goal at the end of the second half today. It's good to know that there's still a role for the elderly in society.
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barca stunned! form is temporary class is permamnent!! Frank Lampard n Didier Drogba \m/ now v hav got a game in our hand!!
For me I would consider the Chelsea 'old guard' to be their most important players – John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba – because in games like this experience is so important.
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Iniesta also warned of the threat posed by some of Chelsea elder statesmen, such as Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.
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Martin Atkinson has confirmed that goals by Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Ramires and Florent Malouda all infact crossed the line
Chelsea set up an FA Cup Final against Liverpool after putting Tottenham to the sword with a ruthless beating at Wembley, but they were helped on their way by a goal which should never have been given. - FA Cup gallery - Brewin: Spurs handed Sunday spanking - Terry: We need video technology - Redknapp bemoans ghost goal - Chelsea 'embarrassed' by fans' behaviour Juan Mata put the Blues two up after the break in hugely controversial circumstances with referee Martin Atkinson awarding the goal despite replays showing the Spaniard's shot did not cross the line. That slice of luck, though, could not detract from Chelsea's superiority. Didier Drogba scored his seventh goal at Wembley to put the Blues ahead and, even though an incensed Spurs pulled one back straight after Mata's second through Gareth Bale, a cool finish from Ramires, a blistering 30-yard free-kick from Frank Lampard, and a late fifth from Florent Malouda wrapped up a huge win for the west London club and piled yet more misery on Spurs boss Harr ...
Didier Drogba broke the deadlock three minutes before the break with a trademark strike which flew past Carlo Cudicini, and when Juan Mata doubled our advantage with a controversial strike early in the second half - replays were inconclusive as to whether or not the ball had crossed the line - the game looked all but over. Tottenham hit back straight away, however, when Gareth Bale rolled the ball into an empty net after Emmanuel Adebayor had rounded Petr Cech, but Ramires, impressive throughout, restored our two-goal advantage when he finished smartly from Juan Mata's pass. Frank Lampard scored an exquisite free-kick with 10 minutes remaining, before Florent Malouda put the seal on a fantastic day when he slotted past Cudicini in the dying moments.
"Blue is the color, Football is the game, We're all together, and winning is our aim, So cheer us on through the sun and rain 'cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name({}):*\=D/(*)O:) " Mr. Wembley, Didier Drogba n Frank Lampard lead Chelsea to the finals. Forever a TRUE BLUE:* KTBFFH(y)
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6 Chelsea players doubtful for Wednesday's match according to Daily Mail. Ivanovic is the biggest doubt after he was sent for a scan on his hamstring on Monday. Sturridge,Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba all missed training at Cobham with injury concerns.Drogba is believed to have injured his toe.Cech skipped some of the session and Frank Lampard was also given treatment at the training ground. Di Matteo did not want to risk any of them aggravating their injuries in training yesterday and opted to send them for treatment instead as a precaution
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