Didier Drogba frustrated by Chelsea's lack of maturity

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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has taken a swipe at his team-mates after claiming that they lacked maturity in the final minutes of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United. (The Express)

The 36-year-old's 53rd minute opener looked to have earned the Blues all three points at Old Trafford, before Robin van Persie's injury time equaliser salvaged a point for the hosts.

Drogba was frustrated with the manner of how the goal was conceded after Branislav Ivanovic conceded a dangerous free-kick - and was sent off as a result right at the death.

The result means that Chelsea remain at the top of the Premier League table, but with a four-point advantage rather than six that had previously been expected.

They'll be given the chance to bounce back quickly from yesterday's disappointment though, as Drogba and co take on Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday.

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