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Drogba - Over Rated

Sky Sports did a post on Twitter the other day asking who the best striker in the PL era is, many said Drogba.

Although he was an excellent player, was he really prolific enough to be considered in this debate?

Playing in a very dominant Chelsea side, his record is as follows:

04/05: 41 appearances, 16 goals

05/06: 41 appearances, 16 goals

06/07: 60 appearances, 33 goals

07/08: 32 appearances, 15 goals

08/09: 42 appearances, 14 goals

09/10: 44 appearances, 37 goals

10/11: 46 appearances, 13 goals

11/12: 46 appearances, 21 goals

14/15: 38 appearances, 7 goals


Overall: 390 appearances, 172 goals, averaging a goal every 2.2 games.

Despite his excellent big game record, can a striker in as dominant a team as Chelsea were, with a goal scoring ratio not much better than the likes of Heung-Min Son and Rafa VDV at Spurs, be considered in a 'best ever PL striker' debate?

posted on 29/3/20

https://youtu.be/DevHV3qoGUk

Absolute carthorse

posted on 29/3/20

I'd say kane is a comfortably better footballer. Drogba might be a bit better in the air but in terms of all round game kane is definitely ahead, he is a genuine creator
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comfortably better, have a furrrking day off.

posted on 29/3/20

I can drop the comfortably if it makes you feel better wahl but then we'd be getting into semantics so I don't really see the point

posted on 29/3/20

It's not semantics, there's a huge difference between saying better and comfortably better

But Kane's not a better all round player than Drogba was anyhow. I dunno which PL striker you could say was better all round than Drogba. That was what he was most known for.

posted on 29/3/20

I'm not talking about all round, I'm saying he is a better technical player. And yeah I'd say comfortably too

posted on 29/3/20

Cool, what are your thoughts on Dele Alli vs Frank Lampard? Should we do that one next?

I'd personally say Alli is comfortably a better player than Lampard was in his prime.

posted on 29/3/20

comment by Christopher (U20930)
posted 6 hours, 13 minutes ago
I'm not talking about all round, I'm saying he is a better technical player. And yeah I'd say comfortably too
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chris thats crazy talk for me mate. Kane cant even take a free kick or corner. Infact they are god awful. I can't think of one thing that kane is better technically than drogba other than finishing

comment by Edbo (U17933)

posted on 30/3/20

comment by Nickasaurus (U9257)
posted 12 hours, 41 minutes ago
comment by Christopher (U20930)
posted 6 hours, 13 minutes ago
I'm not talking about all round, I'm saying he is a better technical player. And yeah I'd say comfortably too
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chris thats crazy talk for me mate. Kane cant even take a free kick or corner. Infact they are god awful. I can't think of one thing that kane is better technically than drogba other than finishing
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You won't like this cos I've seen your previous posts. But passing.

posted on 30/3/20

comment by Edbo (U17933)
posted 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
comment by Nickasaurus (U9257)
posted 12 hours, 41 minutes ago
comment by Christopher (U20930)
posted 6 hours, 13 minutes ago
I'm not talking about all round, I'm saying he is a better technical player. And yeah I'd say comfortably too
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chris thats crazy talk for me mate. Kane cant even take a free kick or corner. Infact they are god awful. I can't think of one thing that kane is better technically than drogba other than finishing
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You won't like this cos I've seen your previous posts. But passing.
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not a case of not liking it, the stats point to kane passing more and maybe he is a better short passer tbf. I would say drogba has better long range passing/crossing though

posted on 30/3/20

even taking that into account ebdo and i give you passing.
Drogba was a better dribbler, better first touch, better set pieces. Technique covers a range of topics I guess.

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