Chelsea FC’s talisman and legend Didier Drogba, has come out and expressed his support for teammate Cesc Fabregas, who was involved in a diving incident against Southampton. Fabregas, was brought down inside the 18 yard box by Southampton’s Matt Targett, in Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw against the Saints. Mourinho also blatantly came out in support for Fabregas and claimed ‘scandal’ against Chelsea FC. However, Didier Drogba, Chelsea FC’s prolific striker, was quick to assert that his Spanish teammate was no ‘diver’.
“No he is not. He said it was a penalty, so I believe him. From the bench it is difficult to see. I want to believe that it is a penalty, because Cesc is saying it.” said Drogba.
“No. No. No. I think it is a game, and the game is fast, so these kind of things can happen.’ he added.
Although, Drogba believes that instances such as the one that happened at St.Mary’s, are balanced over the course of the season. The imposing Ivorian, also understands that the Premier League is far from over and players must think that they are starting a new season, when they approach the halfway point in the Premier League.
“We knew it was not over. A few years ago I think we were 11 or 12 points in front of Man United and then they won the league. So eight points or nine points, I think it is not enough. At that time of the season it was too early. I think now we start again a new championship. I think the game is on.”
When inquired about Chelsea FC’s chances for the Premier League, Drogba said, ““I think it’s going to be tough,” and predicted that the Premier League race would go on till the last gameweek.
Although, Mourinho rued the Fabregas penalty incident and claimed that ‘it’ led to Chelsea FC’s draw with Southampton, Drogba, on the contrary, understands that a point against the Saints is a ‘good point’.
“I think for sure that playing 48 hours after the last game, maybe that affected the team but I think that was the same for both teams.”
Thanks to Burnley City, who held high flying Manchester City to a 2-2 draw, Chelsea FC still reside at the top of the Premier League table.