Saturday, May 19, 2007

All Hail Drogba

Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday May 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

FA Cup Final result: Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0 (extra time)

Telegraph (uk): Drogba ends drought to secure Cup for Chelsea

BBC Sport: FA Cup final - Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

Guardian (uk): Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

I don't particularly like Chelsea, their robber baron owner Abramovich, their whiny manager Mourinho, but I have been impressed with Drogba this season. While Chelsea players dropped like flies around him, he played in an unbelievable 54 (or is it 55) games for Chelsea. If I was his agent I'd want a games-played bonus in his contract because that's just an unbelievable number.

Drogba, I felt, was the real Player of the Year in the Premiership this year. Christiano Ronaldo was prettier to look at, Drogba more effective, IMHO.

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