Tuesday, 8th December 2009

Despite a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea a couple of weeks ago, Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas insists the Blues are nothing special without striker Didier Drogba. The Ivorian, who has bagged an astounding 15 goals in 18 appearances for his club so far, netted twice in his side’s victory at the Emirates.

"An average team that has the best striker in the world can always do something, and Didier Drogba makes all the difference to them," said Fabregas to the Daily Telegraph. "Without him their team would not be the same. Overall I saw a Chelsea team that was normal. In midfield you could see that, if we wanted, they could never take the ball from us.”

Although Fabregas is unimpressed with what he feels as over reliance on the rampant forward, he concedes Chelsea are still the team to beat in this year’s Premier League. "We accept, though, that Chelsea are currently the strongest side.” But with the Africa Cup of Nations coming in January, many will wonder how Drogba’s absence will affect the current league leaders.




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