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Drogba confirms he is to leave Chelseaupdated: Wed May 23 2012 08:29:00

Didier Drogba has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea, a decision which means the striker's last kick of a ball for the English club will be the penalty that sealed a first European Champions League crown on Saturday. Grant Wahl: Three thoughts on Chelsea-Bayernupdated: Sat May 19 2012 18:16:00

Three thoughts after Chelsea won the Champions League title on Saturday over Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 tie:

Chelsea win Champions League after penalty shoot out drama in Munichupdated: Sat May 19 2012 18:14:00

Didier Drogba scored the winner in a dramatic penalty shootout as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich Saturday to win the European Champions League for the first time. Georgina Turner: Over the hill and back for Didier Drogbaupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 11:32:00

Didier Drogba will be out of contract at Chelsea in 10 weeks' time. Under Andre Villas-Boas, the plan was to leave it that way. Even now, with the future kept at arm's length, the club has offered only a one-year deal that Drogba has refused for being too short. Back in December, bookmakers had Russia as his most likely destination because, as The Mirror put it, "megabucks Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are spending money like it's going out of fashion... and specialize in buying over-the-hill players." It is not just the odds that need some revision after six days in which Drogba's continuing value has been boldly underscored.

Drogba reaches milestone as Chelsea improve Champions League hopesupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 19:37:00

Didier Drogba scored his 100th English Premier League goal as Chelsea edged 10-man Stoke 1-0 at Stamford Bridge Saturday.

Zambia win Africa Cup of Nations after dramatic penalty shootoutupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 13:02:00

Zambia lifted the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time after beating the Ivory Coast 8-7 in a dramatic penalty shootout in Sunday's final in Libreville.

Drogba double helps Chelsea into last 16updated: Wed Dec 07 2011 04:52:00

Chelsea have qualified for the last 16 of the European Champions League after two Didier Drogba goals helped them to a 3-0 Group E victory over Valencia at Stamford Bridge. Jonathan Wilson: Chelsea's vertical evolution is good news for Torres, bad for Lampardupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 09:58:00

The two key figures in Chelsea's 4-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday weren't on the pitch at the final whistle. They weren't even in sight of it, Fernando Torres having been sent off and Frank Lampard having left the bench a couple of minutes from the end. In their respective narratives is bound up the story of the new Chelsea that is beginning to emerge. Peter Berlin: Five things we learned about the Premier Leagueupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 16:39:00

Five things we learned from Saturday's action in the Barclays Premier League: Jonathan Wilson: Ancelotti reverts to 4-3-2-1 formation against United to no availupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 18:45:00

In moments of crisis, return to basics. Carlo Ancelotti wrote his dissertation for his coaching diploma on the 4-3-2-1, and it was to the Christmas tree he returned against Manchester United at Old Trafford. It might have been an inspired reversion -- and indeed it did address some of the problems Chelsea had suffered in the first leg -- but in the harsh light of a 2-1 defeat it may seem like a doomed manager scrabbling desperately for the comforts of the familiar.

Ivorians edge Mali on Drogba's returnupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 17:37:00

Didier Drogba made a successful return to international football on Tuesday as the Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 in a friendly in France. Jonathan Wilson: Chelsea will need to tweak system to accomodate Drogba and Torresupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 11:33:00

When Carlo Ancelotti arrived at Chelsea in summer 2009, he started off playing 4-4-2 with a midfield diamond. That paired Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba as strike partners, with Frank Lampard tucked behind. It rapidly became apparent that Lampard is far better played with the ball in front of him than playing with his back to goal. Grant Wahl: Drogba: Chelsea needs win streak before thinking about titleupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 11:30:00

It has been exactly one year since I traveled 44 hours to Angola to interview Didier Drogba, the Chelsea and Ivory Coast superstar, for a story in Sports Illustrated magazine leading up to last year's World Cup. He couldn't have been more accommodating, spending 90 minutes talking to me in his private bungalow on the heavily fortified Ivory Coast team base in Cabinda during the African Cup of Nations.

Drogba misses penalty as Chelsea drawupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 13:40:00

Substitute Didier Drogba missed a last minute penalty as Premier League champions Chelsea drew 1-1 at rivals Tottenham in a thrilling London derby on Sunday. Ben Lyttleton: Drogba's affection for former club Marseille remains strongupdated: Sun Dec 05 2010 10:12:00

The love affair between Didier Drogba and Marseille was a brief and passionate one, and it will be rekindled this week when he returns for the first time since his departure in 2004. On Wednesday, Chelsea takes on the French champions at the Stade Velodrome in the Champions League's Group F Matchday Six encounter.

Chelsea star Drogba battles malariaupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 13:34:00

Chelsea's star striker Didier Drogba has been suffering from malaria, his club manager revealed on Tuesday, but the Ivory Coast player will still line up for the London derby against Fulham in the English Premier League on Wednesday.

Drogba nets hat-trick as Chelsea smash six goals past West Bromupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 14:40:00

Double winners Chelsea began the defense of their English Premier League title with a 6-0 drubbing of West Brom, while another promoted club provided the shock of the day as Blackpool thrashed Wigan 4-0.

Ivory Coast set to gamble on Drogba against Brazilupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 15:24:00

Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to play his injured captain Didier Drogba from the start of their crucial World Cup Group G clash against Brazil on Sunday.

World Cup hope for Drogba as he rejoins Ivory Coast squadupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 17:22:00

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has rejoined his teammates at their training base in Switzerland after successful surgery on his broken arm.

Drogba injury blow for Ivory Coastupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 17:12:00

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba is facing World Cup heartbreak after fracturing his right arm in a 2-0 warm-up victory over Japan on Friday. Georgina Turner: Chelsea's bold approach triumphs over tired Unitedupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 13:12:00

Hats off to Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, who surprised everyone -- perhaps even Didier Drogba himself -- by leaving his leading goal scorer on the bench against Manchester United and fielding the same starting 11 that had demolished Aston Villa the week before.

Drogba double puts Chelsea on top again in Englandupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 16:56:00

Goal machine Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea returned to the top of the English Premier League with a comfortable 4-1 win over relegation battlers West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Drogba crowned Africa's Footballer of the Yearupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 11:24:00

Chelsea's Didier Drogba has been crowned African Footballer of the Year for the second time.

Drogba double puts Chelsea back on topupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 13:51:00

Chelsea reclaimed the lead in the English Premier League as Didier Drogba continued his hot scoring run against title hopefuls Arsenal with both goals in a 2-0 victory on Sunday. Andrea Canales: 7 'untouchables' World Cup teams must depend onupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 15:30:00

Every team at this summer's World Cup has key players on which it depends. But some squads have players who influence the game so much that their team simply isn't the same without them. These are the "untouchables" -- the guys for whom coaches, fans and even teammates at times say little prayers in hopes they'll stay healthy. Here are some of those players whose teams need them to be at their very best.

Drogba inspires Chelsea derby winupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 16:48:00

Didier Drogba scored a vital equalizer as Chelsea came from behind to beat west London neighbors Fulham 2-1 to extend their English Premier League lead to five points.

Drogba double sinks Arsenal at Emiratesupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 13:34:00

Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea re-established a five point lead at the top of the English Premier League with a 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Drogba says Ivory Coast can go all the wayupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 09:04:00

Didier Drogba is backing his Ivory Coast team to make history by becoming the first African country to reach the final of the World Cup next year.

Drogba helps Ivory Coast qualifyupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 13:44:00

Didier Drogba came off the bench to rescue a point for Ivory Coast as they drew 1-1 with Malawi on Saturday to book their place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Drogba boost for Chelsea as Cole returnsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 12:58:00

Chelsea have been lifted by the news that Didier Drogba's injury is not as bad as feared, while England midfielder Joe Cole is set to make his long-awaited comeback. Grant Wahl: Drogba eyes biggest year yet with Chelsea, Ivory Coastupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 13:21:00

Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba already has two goals after the first two games of the English Premier League season with Chelsea (2-0). One of the game's most feared strikers, Drogba, 31, sat down with me in Baltimore recently to talk about Chelsea, next year's World Cup and what it takes to adjust to so many new managers in a short time. Here's an edited version of our conversation:

Drogba double gives Chelsea opening victoryupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 13:15:00

Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea came from behind to beat Hull City 2-1 in the opening match of the English Premier League season.

Drogba signs new deal at Chelseaupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 14:06:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed a new three-year contract with the English Premier League giants.

Ancelotti expects Drogba to stay at Chelseaupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 13:40:00

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has told a news conference that he expects striker Didier Drogba to remain at the club, after the Ivory Coast international scored the opening goal in the Premier League side's 2-0 friendly victory over Italian champions Inter Milan in Pasadena on Tuesday.

Drogba given four-game ban for ref outburstupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 12:29:00

Didier Drogba has been handed a four-game ban from European club competition for his antics after Chelsea's Champions League semifinal defeat to Barcelona last month.

Drogba handed six-game European banupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 11:29:00

Didier Drogba has been handed a six-game ban from European club competition for his antics after Chelsea's Champions League semifinal defeat to Barcelona last month.

Champions League ref smuggled out of Englandupdated: Thu May 07 2009 15:24:00

Referee Tom Henning Ovrebo was understood to have been smuggled out of England by police after receiving a number of death threats following his officiating of the Champions League semifinal second leg between Chelsea and Barcelona -- according to the UK Press Association.

Drogba puts Chelsea into FA Cup finalupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 16:46:00

Didier Drogba muscled his way through for a late winner to put Chelsea into the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.

Drogba goal puts Chelsea in driving seatupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 17:29:00

Didier Drogba scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Juventus 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to give Guus Hiddink's side a slender advantage ahead of their Champions League last-16 second leg in Turin.

Drogba and Anelka aim to deliver for Hiddinkupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 15:48:00

Didier Drogba shares Nicolas Anelka's belief that the duo can fire Chelsea's trophy charge under caretaker-manager Guus Hiddink.

Drogba: 'I lost my passion for football'updated: Tue Dec 30 2008 07:08:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba said he lost his passion for football during the close season after his team failed to win a trophy as Manchester United pipped them to the English title and the Champions League.

Drogba on target as Chelsea ease to winupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 12:31:00

Chelsea stayed in second place in the English Premier League with a 2-0 win over bottom club West Bromwich Albion in an early kick off on Boxing Day.

Drogba and Ferguson hit by English FA bansupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 05:48:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was suspended for three matches by the English Football Association on Tuesday for hurling a coin back into the crowd during a Carling Cup tie.

Drogba admits charge of violent conductupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 04:05:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has admitted an English Football Association charge of violent conduct following last week's Carling Cup defeat by Burnley, when he was pictured throwing an object at away fans.

Injured Drogba will not need operationupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 08:00:00

Chelsea have confirmed that striker Didier Drogba will not require surgery on the knee injury he sustained against CFR Cluj in the Champions League.

Drogba could be back for Ivorians' friendlyupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 06:38:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba could be back in action on Wednesday, when Ivory Coast face Guinea in a friendly international at Chantilly. near Paris. The Limey: Manchester United draws first bloodupdated: Mon May 19 2008 12:10:00

First Blood to Manchester United, as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs made them the John Rambo to Chelsea's bumbling small town sheriff in last Sunday's EPL finale. At the moment it's anyone's guess who'll play the muscle-bound Vietnam veteran, and who'll be the hapless Vietnamese soldiers in next week's sequel.

Drogba and Lampard send Chelsea throughupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 18:05:00

Extra-time goals from Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba gave Chelsea a 3-2 victory over Liverpool to send the London side into a Champions League final showdown against English Premier League rivals Manchester United, 4-3 on aggregate.

Drogba slams Benitez ahead of semifinalupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 12:39:00

Didier Drogba stepped up the war of words ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League semifinal second leg by saying he had lost respect for Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez.

Drogba double puts Chelsea secondupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 15:37:00

Didier Drogba scored twice as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and climb above their London rivals into second place in the Premier Division table.

Drogba dismayed by award snubupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 04:03:00

Chelsea's Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba does not want to be considered for the African Player of the Year award any more after claiming that he missed out this year because he refused to travel to Togo from Ghana, where his team is still involved in the Nations Cup.

Toure injury mars Ivory Coast winupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 06:14:00

Didier Drogba opened the scoring as the Ivory Coast made light work of beating Benin 4-1 in their African Nations Cup Group B game in Sekondi.

Elephants in hunt for African gloryupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 08:12:00

Coming at a time when Europe's leagues are gearing up for the sharp end of the season and thoughts are turning to the knockout stages of the Champions League and UEFA Cup, the African Nations Cup can sometimes feel like the unwanted child of the international football calendar.

Bolton reject Chelsea's Anelka bidupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:11:00

Chelsea's opening bid to sign $25 million-rated French international striker Nicolas Anelka has been rejected by Premier League rivals Bolton Wanderers.

Ivory Coast call for injured Drogbaupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 09:00:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been selected in the Ivory Coast's preliminary squad for next month's African Nations Cup.

Drogba undergoes operation on kneeupdated: Sat Dec 08 2007 10:34:00

Chelsea have confirmed that Didier Drogba has undergone an operation on his injured knee.

Drogba delivers Chelsea to last 16updated: Wed Nov 28 2007 17:24:00

Two-goal Didier Drogba fired Chelsea into the last-16 of the Champions League as Group B winners as the Premier League side turned up the heat with a 4-0 triumph over Rosenborg on a freezing night in Norway.

Drogba delivers as Chelsea triumphupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 17:13:00

Didier Drogba delivered the fatal blow as Chelsea swept three points clear in their Champions League group after a 2-0 victory against Bundesliga hopes Schalke at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Drogba gives Chelsea win in Spainupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 17:48:00

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba struck a second-half winner against Valencia to give manager Avram Grant his first victory in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Drogba ready to return for Chelseaupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 15:09:00

Didier Drogba, top marksman in the English Premier League last season, has made a speedy recovery from a knee injury and is expected to line up alongside Andriy Shevchenko when Chelsea face west London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Drogba learning from past mistakesupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 00:56:00

Whether or not Didier Drogba was given some 'friendly advice' by his Chelsea team captain John Terry, or all the media criticism and rival fan abuse finally had some impact on him, but last season saw the Ivory Coast striker finally make his mark in the Premier League for all the right reasons.

Drogba: Arsenal have no title hopeupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 02:06:00

Arsenal have no hope of challenging Manchester United and Chelsea next season for the English Premiership title after the sale of Thierry Henry, according to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

Drogba wins the FA Cup for Chelseaupdated: Sat May 19 2007 12:37:00

Didier Drogba scored four minutes from the end of extra time to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley stadium.

Drogba stars in soap opera seasonupdated: Wed May 16 2007 12:02:00

With an injury crisis so bad the club's training sessions must resemble a casualty clinic, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho joked this week that even third-choice goalkeeper Hilario might get a game in Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United -- up front, alongside Didier Drogba. From one Footballer to anotherupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 16:34:00

With his two-point conversion to beat Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and his subsequent on-field proposal to cheerleader Chrissy Popadics, one might have thought Boise State's Ian Johnson, 20, had fulfilled his sports-related dreams. But, no. After the game, the running back revealed that he longed to chat up Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba, 28, a star striker for Chelsea. Talking to Drogba, Johnson said, "would be huge ... as big as winning this game." So I arranged for a transatlantic phone call between the two, and listened in. Here are excerpts from their conversation:

Drogba scores as Chelsea respondupdated: Sat Mar 03 2007 13:52:00

Didier Drogba kept up his remarkable scoring run this season by grabbing the opening goal of the match as Premier League champions Chelsea stayed nine points behind leaders Manchester United with a 2-0 win at Portsmouth.

Sheva must think of squad - Drogbaupdated: Sat Jan 27 2007 06:35:00

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba says Chelsea partner Andriy Shevchenko needs to be less selfish if he wants to succeed at Stamford Bridge.

Substitute Drogba sinks Newcastle updated: Wed Dec 20 2006 16:51:00

Substitute Didier Drogba bent in a free kick to give Chelsea a 1-0 win at Newcastle United in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Drogba makes Swedes pay for missesupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 14:27:00

Didier Drogba struck in the 38th minute for the Ivory Coast to defeat Sweden 1-0 in an international friendly played at Le Mans in France on Wednesday.

Drogba's treble overwhelms Watfordupdated: Sat Nov 11 2006 12:11:00

Striker Didier Drogba scored a hat-trick as Chelsea trounced Watford 4-0 to put the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United on Saturday.

Chelsea's big guns demolish Villaupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 17:22:00

Chelsea returned to winning ways on Wednesday when Frank Lampard, Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Essien and Didier Drogba gave them a 4-0 home win over Aston Villa in the fourth round of the League Cup.

Drogba treble steers Chelsea home updated: Wed Sep 27 2006 16:48:00

Chelsea went top of Champions League Group A as Didier Drogba's hat-trick eased them to a 3-1 victory over injury-hit debutants Levski Sofia.

Drogba double as Ivory Coast win updated: Sun Jun 04 2006 13:14:00

Didier Drogba found goalscoring form ahead of the World Cup with a first half double as the Ivory Coast beat Slovenia 3-0 in a warmup match in Evry, France on Sunday.

Didier Drogbaupdated: Thu May 25 2006 11:26:00

Ivory Coast | Forward

Mourinho - Drogba, Gallas staying updated: Fri May 19 2006 12:42:00

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that want-away duo Didier Drogba and William Gallas will not be allowed to quit the English champions until their contracts are up.

Ivory Coastupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 10:38:00

Group C | World ranking: 32

Mourinho jumps to Drogba's defenseupdated: Mon Mar 27 2006 10:32:00

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Didier Drogba is a "fighter" not a diver after the Ivory Coast star faced renewed criticizm Monday about his on-field conduct.

Eto'o claims award for third timeupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 16:24:00

Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o has been named African Footballer of the Year for the third year running, edging out Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba by just two points.

Hosts Egypt win dramatic shoot-outupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 14:03:00

Hosts Egypt have won the African Nations Cup, beating Ivory Coast 4-2 on penalties after the final finished 0-0 after extra-time.

Drogba sets up final against Egyptupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 09:56:00

Didier Drogba sent Ivory Coast into the African Nations Cup final against hosts Egypt on Tuesday with the only goal against Nigeria in Alexandria.

Drogba delivers as Ivory Coast winupdated: Sat Jan 21 2006 09:09:00

Striker Didier Drogba converted a first-half penalty to give Ivory Coast a 1-0 victory over Morocco in their African Nations Cup opener on Saturday.

Drogba and Lampard stun Wanderersupdated: Sat Oct 15 2005 12:32:00

Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard scored two goals apiece in a devastating nine-minute spell as Premier League leaders Chelsea maintained their 100 percent start with a 5-1 defeat of Bolton.

Drogba double gives Chelsea Shieldupdated: Sun Aug 07 2005 12:05:00

Two well-taken goals from Didier Drogba gave English champions Chelsea a morale-boosting 2-1 win over FA Cup holders Arsenal in the Community Shield in Cardiff on Sunday.

Drogba tightens Chelsea title gripupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 17:06:00

Didier Drogba was on target as Chelsea stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points with a 1-0 home win over struggling West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.

Drogba sees red as Chelsea beatenupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 15:38:00

Barcelona staged a second half revival after a controversial red card for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

Chelsea match record and storm onupdated: Sat Jan 22 2005 12:09:00

Chelsea continued their relentless assault on their first league title for 50 years and equalled a club record of seven successive top-flight victories by comfortably beating Portsmouth 3-0.

Drogba sends Chelsea seven clear updated: Tue Jan 04 2005 16:43:00

Chelsea swept seven points clear in the Premier League on Tuesday when Didier Drogba scored both in a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough while Arsenal and Manchester United drew at home.

Drogba strikes in Chelsea triumphupdated: Sat Dec 04 2004 09:49:00

Didier Drogba scored his first goal after a long injury layoff as Chelsea beat Newcastle United 4-0 at Stamford Bridge, to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the English Premiership.

Drogba strike sinks Middlesbroughupdated: Sat Sep 25 2004 09:55:00

Didier Drogba gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough with an 81st minute goal that took them to the top of the Premier League after Saturday's early game at the Riverside.

Drogba double clinches Chelsea winupdated: Tue Sep 14 2004 16:40:00

Two-goal Didier Drogba inspired Chelsea to a convincing 3-0 win over French side Paris Saint Germain in their opening Champions League Group H encounter on Tuesday.

Drogba's yellow card is rescindedupdated: Mon Sep 13 2004 07:24:00

Didier Drogba's yellow card for 'diving' against Aston Villa has been quashed by the English Football Association after referee Rob Styles reviewed a video of the incident.

Drogba nets debut goal for Chelseaupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 08:56:00

Didier Drogba scored on his debut as Chelsea brushed aside Roma 3-0 in the Champions World Series in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Mourinho pins reputation on Drogbaupdated: Tue Jul 20 2004 11:43:00

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is happy to wait until the end of the season to discover if the reported 24 million pounds ($44.5m) paid for Didier Drogba was worth it.

Chelsea agree $45m fee for Drogbaupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 10:00:00

Chelsea and Marseille have agreed terms for the transfer of Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, the English Premier League club have confirmed.

Marseille want 40m fee for Drogbaupdated: Wed Jul 14 2004 11:52:00

Marseille are prepared to sell striker Didier Drogba to Chelsea, but only at a price of "some 40 million euros," the French club have revealed.

Chelsea's opening Drogba bid failsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2004 15:59:00

Marseille president Christophe Bouchet said on Tuesday the French side had rejected a $34.5 million offer from Premiership Chelsea for striker Didier Drogba.

Marseille's Drogba ready for finalupdated: Tue May 18 2004 08:10:00

Marseille striker Didier Drogba is fit for Wednesday's UEFA Cup final against newly-crowned Spanish champions Valencia, coach Jose Anigo said.

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