Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has identified countryman and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as his Premier League idol.
Drogba helped the Blues win a horde of silverware in his two stints, including four Premier League titles and the coveted Champions League trophy. He is one of the best strikers to ever grace the top flight, and certainly one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players.
“Drogba, because he was literally a beast,” Zaha said when asked who his idol was. “Defenders just couldn’t handle him.
“Like he’d hold someone off and just at the same time turn and swerve and volley it in somehow. He was a different class.”
Drogba, who’s sure to return to Stamford Bridge in some capacity, scored 164 goals and set up 84 assists in 381 appearances for Chelsea. His contract with MLS outfit Montreal Impact expires at the end of this month, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up.