Chelsea had former manager Jose Mourinho sacked after a very disappointing start to the season and immediately after, it looked like Mourinhi was the problem as the Blues won heir next match but this seems to have been a mirage as Chelsea again drew Watford in a silly way yesterday and it is now clear that the team really needs an attacker. A striker who has not forgotten how to score goals.
Former manager Guus Hiddink has been appointed to manage Chelsea in the meantime and the Blues legend, Didier Drogba is looking likely to be brought in to the backroom staff as the new forwards coach as he was seen sitting between new manager Guus Hiddink and club owner Roman Abramovich in the Blues 2-0 win against Sunderland last weekend.
Drogba has now adviced or more or less begged the manager to please sign former Chelsea and now Everton star striker Romelo Lukaku as the first January transfer.
Former manager Jose Mourinho was the one who sold the striker to Everton but Lukaku himself said of recent that, “Didier is my idol and he knows it. I still speak to him” This suggests that the two player are still very close and this could help facilitate the striker’s return.
Reports are suggesting that the Lukaku business is one of the reasons why Mourinho was sacked as he used the striker only thrice and sold him to Everton but Lykaku has since then scored 16 goals this season alone for Everton and has become the first Everton player to score in eight consecutive matches since 1954. He has also become the fifth player to score 50 goals before his 23rd birthday in the history of the English Premier League.
Lukaku has claimed that Drogba is his motivation as he said, “Didier is my idol and he knows it. I still speak to him”
“He gives me tips all the time. Me and Didier, we have had a really special relationship since day one.” “When I arrived at Chelsea they put me next to him in the dressing room, so that was when it started and I saw what a top professional he was.“Perhaps the best thing I learnt from him was the determination to win.“I text him, I phone him and say, ‘I did this today… this is going through my mind… how should I do it?’“He knows what to say and what not to say. and that’s what I like about him.”
It remains to be seen then whether Hiddink will take the advice or not.