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If we sold him before replacing him we would be mugs.

If the question was 'If another club offered us a player in part exchange for Drogba and that player was a quality striker' then my answer would be that I would definitely consider accepting.

Just selling him would be cutting off our noses to spite our faces.

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To sell him without first having a replacement would compound the problem. I have to agree his attitude stinks and his continuous running to the french press can only fracture the squad. I think one of the problems with him he likes to be the lone runner upfront whilst our other striker prefers to be part of a duo, something will have to give sometime.

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Outside of Cristiano Ronaldo, I can think of no other player on earth that is more in love with himself than Didier Drogba. Sadly, we need him, but given how marginal he has been since coming back, I find myself asking "for what?" alot more

Top managers and clubs know chemistry is as important as any factor when going for a title. Right now, I think Drogba is running wild with his big fat mouth because he is still bitter Jose got the chop.

But as Loz says, unless we have a ready made replacement for him and can start that player next match, I would keep him for right now. I would also add that I would sell him instantly if a bid of or near 20 million came in for him, because for that price we could buy many good replacements in a hurry.

But right now, I would take a marginal downgrade in talent at the striker position if it meant we had a team player take Drogba's place. Jose knew how to keep him in line. But I'm not sure anyone else does.

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villa are willing to sell david villa....

we would be stupid not to consider him

Supposedly he wants to be sold within Spain and Barca had a massive bid rejected already.

If he goes anywhere, I think it will be to Madrid or City, and thought I want him probably more than any player in the world right now, I dont think we have a hope in hell of getting him.

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Outside of Cristiano Ronaldo, I can think of no other player on earth that is more in love with himself than Didier Drogba. Sadly, we need him, but given how marginal he has been since coming back, I find myself asking "for what?" alot more

Top managers and clubs know chemistry is as important as any factor when going for a title. Right now, I think Drogba is running wild with his big fat mouth because he is still bitter Jose got the chop.

But as Loz says, unless we have a ready made replacement for him and can start that player next match, I would keep him for right now. I would also add that I would sell him instantly if a bid of or near 20 million came in for him, because for that price we could buy many good replacements in a hurry.

But right now, I would take a marginal downgrade in talent at the striker position if it meant we had a team player take Drogba's place. Jose knew how to keep him in line. But I'm not sure anyone else does.

Your comments are spot on.

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As much as it pains me to say this, he is an integral part of our team and we need him right now. However, in the summer, I really hope he is sold. Hes getting on a bit, plays whenever he feels like it, doesn't play if things go wrong, is suspiciously "injured" at times, and completely selfish.

It is obvious that we need some bolstering upfront and in the wings, but if we are to sell before we buy I think Drogba, Ballack, Kalou, Malouda are all probable cases for being sold.

Scott

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its always the same things said about drogba by most

he only plays when it suits him, he rolls around the floor pretending to be hurt etc

i reckon he's still at chelsea simply because no other club wants him, he has often spoke out about his desire to play some where else (according to the press) but as far as we know no other club as ever made a confirmed bid for him, , although he is occasionaly linked with jose, who as said he doesnt need him at milan, and the odd tiny rumour of a few other clubs

so until some one puts in a bid for him and pays him on par with what he gets at chelsea wages wise, i'm afraid we're stuck with him

the westway wonder got it right, drogba thinks he is the dog bollox, he can be, but only if he's in the mood

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Hes getting on a bit, plays whenever he feels like it, doesn't play if things go wrong, is suspiciously "injured" at times, and completely selfish.

I find it so hard to read things like that and just let it go!

He is getting on a little bit but he is hardly over the hill.

He doesn't play if things go wrong? What does that actually mean?

Suspiciously injured? Actually injured - yes. A bit injury prone - yes. But suspiciously injured - based on what exactly?

Completely selfish? Well as a person that may well be true but as a footballer I don't see it. When he is fit and playing he is 100% a team man. A selfish player wouldn't be charging around performing defensive duties.

If you don't like him as a person and don't like the fact that he has a big mouth and is constantly gobbing off in the press then fair enough. If you don't like the on field theatrics then fair enough. But I think you are off the mark with your phantom injuries and lack of effort on the pitch.

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If you don't like him as a person and don't like the fact that he has a big mouth and is constantly gobbing off in the press then fair enough. If you don't like the on field theatrics then fair enough. But I think you are off the mark with your phantom injuries and lack of effort on the pitch.

Thing is ES, with Drogba it is hard to ignore parts of his whole persona – he does come as one big package and you either accept him faults and all or you don’t.

So many fans (Chelsea) have mixed views on the bloke and after his performance in the CL final who can blame them (us). For many that was the straw that broke the camels back.

There is no doubt, at times he gives the old cliché of 110%. Batters the opposition defenders and is then back helping his own defence for the Chelsea cause. But there are or have been plenty of occasions where quite frankly, he doesn’t looked too arsed – especially since his beloved Jose departed.

I can’t see him going anywhere in January, but at the end of the season we need to part company, no doubt about it.

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Can we let him get a string of games together before we jump on his back again?

No matter what anyone says, the man is an incredible footballer and I still believe him and Anelka can forge a partnership this season... if only that damn muppet Scolari would give them the chance.

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Hmmm...Felipe does look a bit like the Swedish Chef. ;)

Hahaha!

Drogba? Keep him. He hasn't got many years left now considering his injuries but he will score goals! The last thing we should do is just sell him. A strike force of Drogba, Anelka and Di Santo isn't exactly a good one. If we sign a striker first, then we can consider selling him, and I still think we should keep him even then, but never before that. He is our best striker even though he'll have his injuries, but that's a footballer's life.

For me the perfect strike force is 4 players - 2 experienced, 2 youthful (ish) one's. Now I'm not saying he's young, but where's Pizarro when you need him? :(

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Thing is ES, with Drogba it is hard to ignore parts of his whole persona – he does come as one big package and you either accept him faults and all or you don’t.

So many fans (Chelsea) have mixed views on the bloke and after his performance in the CL final who can blame them (us). For many that was the straw that broke the camels back.

There is no doubt, at times he gives the old cliché of 110%. Batters the opposition defenders and is then back helping his own defence for the Chelsea cause. But there are or have been plenty of occasions where quite frankly, he doesn’t looked too arsed – especially since his beloved Jose departed.

I can’t see him going anywhere in January, but at the end of the season we need to part company, no doubt about it.

I understand that entirely Nibs. But there are plenty of things to criticise him for without inventing stuff like phantom injuries, that's all I'm saying.

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Well he has a fair few phantom injuries during a game!! However I don't think anyone is suggesting he actually feigns injuries to miss games (and if they are then I certainly don't agree with that)

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He may be determined to see out his contract, or whatever, but if Drogba has the temerity to be so disruptive off the pitch, I have my doubts as to whether he cares what the results are on the pitch after the whistle goes.

I dont know where the player of two years ago has gone. The one who was the best striker in England bar none.

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