Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has explained why he thinks Chelsea are suffering in the Premier League this season (via The Metro).
A lot of great footballers have announced their retirement dates in the last few months.
Gigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo and Francesco Totti have all either hung up their boots or set their dates for doing so and one Chelsea legend has also done the same.
Didier Drogba has announced that he will retire from the game in 2018, spelling an end to a glittering career.
Drogba’s best time was undoubtedly at Stamford Bridge where he won four Premier League titles and the Champions League. Now, the Ivorian has identified what he thinks is the reason why the Blues are suffering right now in the league.
“What’s happening now is normal,” Drogba told French radio station RMC. “Two years ago, they were on the brink of relegation.
“Last year, with one match a week, everything went well. The coach came in with drastic methods and the club became champions again.
“But most of the players have never been further than a Champions League quarter-final or semi-final for a while.
“You have to get used to matches every three days again, get used to the demand for results, which is permanent, to the intensity.
“You have to be at your best every day, which isn’t easy.”
Didier Drogba was an incredible player for the Blues and it’s hard to disagree with his opinions on the state of the club right now. Chelsea aren’t exactly living up to the standards they set last season. What Antonio Conte would give for a player like Drogba up front.