Didier Drogba

Former Blue Shaun Wright-Phillips has suggested during an interview with 888sport that Alvaro Morata could follow in the foosteps of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge.

Drogba firmly etched his name into the Chelsea hall-of-fame during his time at as a Blue. Not only for THAT goal and THAT penalty in the Champions League final in Munich in 2012, but his overall, overwhelming influence across the most successful period in the club’s history.

Naturally any striker that arrives in West London will be measured up to Drogba. Diego Costa was, and Morata will be no different.

Although the Spaniard is yet to achieve anything significant in SW6, he has started very brightly, scoring seven goals in his opening nine appearances for the club in all competitions.

Former Blue Wright-Phillips knows what it takes to make it at Chelsea, because he didn’t – but he feels that Morata can do, and he can replicate Drogba’s success at the club. He is quoted by 888sport as saying:

“I wouldn’t say that Morata is in Didier’s space now but if he keeps scoring and running in behind and creating chances for others then he’s heading in that direction because he does the same things that Didier did. He runs into channels, he creates chances, and he finishes.”

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