Vlog in the lift – Can Chelsea afford to lose Drogba?

December 11, 2008

Didier Drogba reminded Chelsea fans of his importance to their cause with a match-winning performance against Cluj in the Champions League this week, but recent reports have suggested that the controversial striker may be on his way to Inter Milan to link up with former manager Jose Mourinho.

Can Chelsea afford to let him go? Click on the video above to see Vlogonthepitch regulars Owen Wyatt and Jon Bramley have an elevated discussion. Let us know your views.


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“Pull out all the stops to keep him there”….he has peaked, he is not going to improve in the near future and he scored against CLUJ!! lets not get ahead of yourselves here gents…dorgba is pure class, but they as arsene wenger has done succesfully in the past with some players is sell them once they peak…dogbreath is getting on now, they need to go and sign someone younger and more hungry…and most importantly not a whinging wetter. Would also like to add my delight about how west ham will quite clearly soon be in administration…Appy ammers..good luck staying up with diego tristan leading your front line!!

Posted by voice of reason | Report as abusive

I think Chelsea’s run in the EPL and Champions League group stage so far says it all. We need Drogba. Avram Grant recently said that Anelka lacks passion and that’s true – personally I think he’s just killing time until the next big money transfer targeting him comes along. He’ll play for Grimsby Town if they paid him enough, I’m sure. But Drogba has that bite, that want for it and even though he gets really temperamental and gets into a bit of a fix with his attitude, Chelsea does need him.Additionally, Anelka isn’t totally consistent – he might be top scorer in the EPL but when Scolari plays a 4-5-1 and Anelka gets maybe five or six shots on goal in 90 minutes, he’s bound to get a few in. But sometimes he can miss from five yards with a perfect cross and that makes me cringe a whole lot. I do think Drogba and Anelka work really well together though, as we saw in the match against Cluj and if Scolari puts them on together more often, their 1-2 could be a really specialised, clinical finish for us when it matters.We need to show that we’re not a team that plays with money but that we have the cohesion and depth and, perhaps later on, a bit of “prettyness” on pitch. In 2004, we were where Man City are presently and I like to think that we’re getting past that now. Drogba is integral for that to happen IMHO.

Posted by Chloe | Report as abusive

Drogba seems to be a negative influence to the team at a time where he needed to be an inspiration.Rewinding back to the final game of last season and his on the pitch spat with Ballack till his never ending injury problems and over bloated ego it doesnt take a genuis to see that he’s contribution to the team has been below the line-He should go.

Posted by tim | Report as abusive