Good morning Chelsea fans, and welcome to what we hope will be the most interesting article you are going to read today.
Who are we kidding, it’s not going to be. However, that’s not to say you won’t be mildly amused/ interested to a degree with the latest transfer speculation and general news involving your beloved Blues, who by all accounts look like they might be more active in this summer’s transfer market than many expected.
In any case you’re here now so you might as well do us the courtesy of reading on. At the very least you’ll have an opinion on the latest information to be had regarding Chelsea. Read on, and enjoy.
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Drogba's greatest foes
Didier Drogba will go down as a legend of the Premier League and indeed probably football itself given how he routinely ripped defences apart during his prime. But who did he struggle against the most? Who did he believe was a match for his phenomenal prowess?
Well, in a recent interview conducted by Rio Ferdinand the Ivorian has revealed he found the famous United pairing of Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic the hardest to play against, whilst also citing Barcelona legend Carles Puyol as a worthy adversary.
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Drogba said it was always better to score against United due to how hard it was, and described Puyol as a very good defender and a gentleman.
Given that he played against most of the best defenders of his generation whilst in his pomp those are big claims indeed, though we find it difficult to argue with him on either front.
Mourinho's healthy snub
Meanwhile it’s said Jose Mourinho has turned down the offer of a pay rise from Roman Abramovich, with the Russian keen to tie his future to Stamford Bridge.
It’s said Abramovich was prepared to offer Mourinho an upgrade on his £8.5m yearly wage, but was rebuffed, although Mourinho will sign a two-year extension anyway.
It would seem that the Special One is just as enamoured with the Blues as they are with him, ensuring that what looks to be a match made in heaven should continue for some time yet.
Pedro to stay (surprise, surprise)
Wrapping up our report we can tell you that Barcelona star Pedro has decided to rebuff interest from the Premier League and remain in Spain - as if it were ever in doubt.
The diminutive playmaker has been tentatively linked with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and even Manchester United, though they’ll have to look elsewhere if they want a player of his skill-set.