Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has stoked up tension ahead of his side’s clash with Manchester United by insisting that Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are not the ‘invincible’ side they were last term.
After ‘Pool boss Rafa Benitez’s extraordinary outburst on Friday, followed up by post-match comments in the wake of The Reds’ 0-0 draw away to Stoke City, the rivalry at the top of the table is reaching boiling point.
Speaking to The People, he said, “Manchester United are not playing any better than us – they are struggling to win games too.
“Old Trafford is never an easy place to go but I don’t see United as being so invincible as last season.”
One key element of Chelsea’s season over the coming months will be the ability of Drogba to partner up with the league’s top-goalscorer, Nicola Anelka, who has netted 14 times already.
while many have predicted that Luiz Felipe Scolari will opt for a one-striker formation in the belief that both talismanic forwards would struggle in the same line-up, the Ivory Coast international believes they are compatible.