Frank Lampard says that Didier Drogba was a different person before big Chelsea games and puts him alongside John Terry as the best he played alongside at the club.

Playing with the likes of Terry and Drogba, Lampard won a Champions League, three Premier League titles and four FA Cups, amongst other honours, with the Blues before leaving in 2014.

When asked who his favourite player to play alongside at the club was, the former England international could not separate Terry and Drogba, but revealed that striker became a ‘different Didier’ before big games.

“I always say Didier Drogba and John Terry [were my favourite to play alongside], for different reasons so it’s like a double-headed answer really,” Lampard told Copa90.

“John, I wouldn’t say he’s underrated because everyone appreciates how good he was but I think he’s underrated on the ball, how good he was.

“Didier for me was amazing, to have him in your team in a final, you felt Didier in the dressing room before a big game that it was a different Didier, he was like an animal.

“His preparation, the intensity in his eyes and then he always produced.”

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/didier-drogba-became-a-different-man-before-big-chelsea-games-says-frank-lampard-a3688991.html