Didier Drogba: Five stars to follow in his footsteps (1)

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Five candidates to become the 'new Didier Drogba' When Didier Drogba buried the winning penalty in the 2011 Champions League final, he guaranteed he would be leaving Chelsea as a legend of the club.

It capped off a remarkable performance by the Ivory Coast international, which had seen him drag the Stamford Bridge club back into the match with only a few minutes left and give away an extra-time penalty that was missed by Arjen Robben.

As far as Chelsea fans are concerned, Drogba can do no wrong after leaving on that note; the Premier League is also worse off for the lack of his presence.

Who is out there that can fill the sizeable Drogba-shaped hole in the Premier League? A player that can be as physically imposing, yet technically brilliant, as the man Chelsea signed from Marseille in 2004.

GMS were thinking long and hard about the possible candidates to become ‘the new Didier Drogba’ and, funnily enough, we could not make a decision between five different player – what are the chances?

So, we have laid out the options in this piece and we want you to tell us which you think has the best chance of, or at least get closest to, matching Drogba’s exploits.

You may feel we have missed a player out in this list of five, if so we want you to tell us your candidate.

Click on to see who they are…

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