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Drogba Injured!

Drogba Injured!

Fears have already been expressed in relation to our expensive signing from Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa, picking up an injury with regards to the striking cover available.

Last night out in Budapest, one of those ear-marked as cover for Costa, picked up an injury, thereby depleting our striker stock.

Early on in the game against Ferencvaros, Didier Drogba was forced to leave the pitch after rolling over his ankle.

The Ivorian looked to be in considerable pain as he left the pitch and the initial diagnosis is that Drogba could be out for two weeks, thereby rating him as doubtful for the two opening fixtures against Burnley (a) and Leicester City (h).

Time to seek reinforcements or would that be a panic measure?



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Writer:Merlin
Date:Monday August 11 2014
Time: 11:13AM

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The warning shot has been fired. While Drogs was essentially an iron man during his first spell with us he is 36 now. These sort pf niggling injuries become more frequent and take much longer to heal once that 30 threshold is crossed even for the best of athletes and Drogs is now closer to 40 than 30. We all saw these sort of issues with Cole, with Lamps and with Eto O who were all younger at the time than Drogs is now..Jose and the board..stop playing Russian Roulette and get out there and get a quality solid back up striker. We cannot reasonably expect Drogs to carry any slack that costa may leave or be a full season back up for him..There is no point mentioning El nino.
GabeU
11/08/2014 12:29:00
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Drogba is out for 4 - 6 months
Blue_Mel
11/08/2014 13:23:00
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That is for most of his 12 month contract....nice little earner
Blue_Mel
11/08/2014 13:25:00
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@Blue_Mel, where did you get the news from?
BOTUM
11/08/2014 13:36:00
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It's an ankle injury so he's expected to be out for longer time..I doubt 2 weeks
Ewuola Abraham
11/08/2014 13:57:00
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May be now we would buy another striker? Lets see!!
Keyser Soze
11/08/2014 13:57:00
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There are other sites confirming the news but I got it from marca.com http://www.marca.com/2014/08/11/en/football/international_football/1407758128.html?
Blue_Mel
11/08/2014 14:25:00
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If we are to get anoter striker because of this...Cavani??
Blue_Mel
11/08/2014 14:26:00
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Drogab is saying its a twisted ankle .. and looking at treatment next few days... so it might not be as bad as first thought
Blue_Mel
11/08/2014 14:52:00
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GGGrrrr @ my dyslexia/ mistyping lol .. happens alot
Blue_Mel
11/08/2014 14:52:00
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Come on folks. Stop listening to these useless links and voices in your head Blue_Mel. Chelsea won't sign Cavani for 40mm pounds to be the second striker. It makes no sense.
KAKUfrank
11/08/2014 15:20:00
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Marca says 4-6 months but other reports say it's an ankle twist and a 2 week recuperating period. Hope it's the latter!
syed230183_chelseafc
11/08/2014 15:58:00
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And where are the people that campaigned for the so called mouthy kid? Now u say we need another backup striker, infact everybody agrees that we need a backup for DC, so are we saying we didn't think about this situation before going of on our "sell the mouthy kid, he's not a chelsea standard striker" campaign? Oh wait, we shud buy, but not keep wat we have? Or u still think everton is at loss for buying the 21yr old?. Ok I get ur excuse; he wanted to leave so jose obliged him, but wait, cudnt chelsea have done more to convince the desperate kid of his chances at our beloved club just as jose did with the disrespectful Courtois? (And yes I called him disrespectful, many of us might want to forget that part of him bcus we want him at CFC, but we can't bring ourselves to forgive his compatriot for same offence) Anyways, plenty questions only 2 possible answers. 1. We shud have tried our possible best to convince Lukaku to stay at CFC, afterall a smaller club was able to convince him to go to their club, without UCL to entice him with. Plus we have enuff competition we are in now to accomodate him and or rotate in lesser competitions. Tho lukaku has his faults but he didn't feel the love at CFC, he wasn't treated as a wanted player rather as a disposable one. 2.) Immediately Lukaku was sold, jose shud have started scouting for a new striker.. Don't know if he has, but if he doesn't, then we're in a big trouble and last seasons struggles might just repeat itself.
seanwillex
11/08/2014 16:07:00
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If jose and the board wont get another striker then bamford must not leave on loan.The decision to loan kalas and omeruo while a less experience zouma stays is already seeming like a joke.
Ige Bosun
11/08/2014 16:35:00
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@seanwillex I agree totally, Torres and Dogba were embarrassing in Hungary and Costa wasn`t much better.
Blueheart9
11/08/2014 16:52:00
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we'r only having jst 1striker nw cos torres is a ghost 4me. A bony wuld do
horl£€jhai
11/08/2014 16:55:00
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LOL @seanwillex and the latent elasticity of your mind! Remember your comments on these recent front page articles, castigating my person for my "gloomy" articles expressing fears over the downgrade of bringing back Drogba as replacement for Lukaku? (www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=545059 AND www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=545042)? Well, I remind you. And, you see? I hate to say "I told you", but right now you'd agree it's just apt to say I told you! Nuff said! “In as much as I appreciate this article and the writer, I beg to say I'm disappointed by the lack of faith in our manager the writer portray's.. U don't wanna be an armchair scout, but ur been a keyboard analyst on this one. And as an analyst u have a ryt to ur opinion, but as a CFC fan u shud show a bit of faith for the management team currently managing the club, if u feel the way u do, then no need to write up such long articles, just write #JoseMourinhoOut. Cus u don't think he's doing the ryt tin for the good of the club. So @Josh_Mou I'll ask directly: is it #JoseMourinhoOut? Or ur just been Pessimistic?”_seanwillex ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “While Josh keep writing these doom articles. How far away were CFC last season? The gap between winning a trophy and losing out, shud be our yard stick for comparing ourselves with others. We played a familiarly weak strike force last season, yet came 3rd with 4 points or so(correct me if I'm wrong pls) to winning the EPL, reached the UCL semi finals. We lost Lampard, Eto'o, Cole and Ba, I'm sure we'll not miss any of them for sure. Cus we have capable replacements.... Fabregas is an upgrade to old Lamps, Luis is also very good LB, Costa is an upgrade to Eto'o, Ba barely played and so wil DD. by the look of things, we've not regressed not at all. Football isn't played on paper, If we follow how Josh and his bandwagoners are going... I wonder how come CFC is a UCL winner by there standards. Which player do we have then that will upgrade the team now? Relax... we need the strong mentality, Willingness to obey the gaffer all the way. And things can happen. If its by squad, Man utd will not be considered to win the EPL nor trouble Man city, if its by squad, Man city should do better than CFC in the UCL. If its by squad Man utd shud have topped everton last season. But sadly Josh, squad is very essential but its not the only ingredient to winning, that's why we have coaches.”_seanwillex
The Josh
11/08/2014 17:00:00
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A 28yr old Ba with BPL experience was sold when the chelsea hierarchy already knows they're fed with mouthy lukaku, now we brought back a 36yr old legend and his fitness or otherwise is giving fans concerns even when the season is yet to kick off and we all know the competition gets tougher every new season..sometimes our decision makers behave as if they dont analyse situations at all.
Ige Bosun
11/08/2014 17:04:00
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It was then fashionable to bash a concerned fan's opinion; now the "Lukaku Out" bandwagon has ground to a halt, you've chosen to turnaround to pontificate: "1. We shud have tried our possible best to convince Lukaku to stay at CFC, afterall a smaller club was able to convince him to go to their club, without UCL to entice him with. Plus we have enuff competition we are in now to accomodate him and or rotate in lesser competitions. Tho lukaku has his faults but he didn't feel the love at CFC, he wasn't treated as a wanted player rather as a disposable one. 2.) Immediately Lukaku was sold, jose shud have started scouting for a new striker.. Don't know if he has, but if he doesn't, then we're in a big trouble and last seasons struggles might just repeat itself." Admirable elasticity of the human mind. You're a high-rating specimen. Well done ;-)
The Josh
11/08/2014 17:09:00
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Lmao how pathetic is this comment section?
BlueMIA
11/08/2014 17:15:00
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