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It used to be the Jose Mourinho and Chelsea show, but a Roman intervention saw an end to 3 years of that, and now it’s pretty much a free for all, although to be honest Chelsea’s low profile this season (in the press) has been a blessing for us non-Chelsea fans and I imagine for Chelsea fans as well.

The Chelsea and Drogba show is quite interesting – the will-he, won’t-he saga of Drogba moving away from Stamford Bridge goes on and on and on and on and on, and even the Sun are bound to get tired of reporting the same thing over and over and over and over and over again, right?

Here’s what Didier Drogba did last week:

6 Feb: Didier Drogba, Gazzetta dello Sport: ‘Next summer I will go away from London. My future is Barcelona or Milan.’

7 Feb: Didier Drogba: ‘I said what I had to say and I think that was understood. What counts is giving 100 per cent in a Chelsea shirt. Winning the Champions League and Premier League – these are the types of challenges that I love! I am so happy here.’

The cynic thinks that Drogba is just fucking with the press, but for a man who admitted to diving on TV (why would I ever let that go?), that’s giving him too much credit. Drogba, from the above two quotes, wants to leave Chelsea, but till he’s wearing the blue shirt he wants to give it his best shot. Fair enough, you have to admire him for being honest and professional about it, and to be fair Drogba at 50% is better than any other striker Chelsea have (unless you have Anelka in full flow, but when is Grant going to take advantage of that?).

But considering that his conduct is highly unfair to the club who paid 24m for his services, perhaps Chelsea will be happy to see the back of him? Like Mourinho, the man can win games but is a PR nightmare.

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