Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha admits growing up idolising Chelsea icon Didier Drogba.

Zaha is set to play for Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations.

And the winger, who has scored three Premier League goals for Palace this season, has opened up about why Chelsea‘s fourth all-time top scorer Drogba is his idol saying the striker’s ability to score superb goals is why he was “different class”.

Speaking to the Premier League, Zaha said of the 38-year-old: “He was literally a beast.

“Defenders couldn’t handle him. He’d hold someone off and, at the same time, turn and swerve and volley it in somehow.

“He was different class.”