He’s one of the greatest strikers in the club’s history, but Chelsea fans won’t be too keen to hear Didier Drogba’s latest opinion.
The Ivorian was signed by Jose Mourinho in 2004 and cemeted himself into the club’s history period over a ten-year period and two spells at the west London club, scoring in their Champions League Final win over Bayern Munich in 2012 to write himself into Chelsea folklore.
But Drogba has warned that the club’s fans could be watching the end of Jose Mourniho’s latest “three-year cycle” following a horrid start to the Premier League season.
Last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Stoke saw Chelsea marooned in 16th position, with seven defeats from just 12 games played.
And in his new autobiography, Commitment, Drogba reckons he’s seen this movie a few times before.
“Things often come in three-year cycles – we’d arrived at the end of such a cycle.
“By the start of the fourth season that Jose had been in charge, I think we had started to reach a point where it was harder for his message to get through.
“We wanted to hear it, we tried but somehow we had lost a little bit of what made us special.”
Drogba’s quotes won’t make for great reading for Chelsea supporters as they bid to rescue their campaign.
The club host Norwich after the international break on November 21 in an absolutely must-win match.