Now get rid of Drogba
The 29-year-old AC Milan player was finally given permission to make a deal after last ditch efforts to change his mind failed.
Argentine Hernan Crespo looks set to move in the other direction where he spent the previous season on loan.
With the arrival of Salomon Kalou from Dutch side Feyenoord it’s time to keep Eidur Gudjohnsen and say goodbye to Didier Drogba. Many won’t agree, but I like Gudjohnsen as a striker and I think he’d partner beautifully with Shevchenko, either as a starter of off the bench. While he’s not the huge goal scorer that a Shevchenko is he’s got a great touch and a better feel for the game than Drogba.
In addition, Drogba has an awful first touch and has developed a bad reputation in England as a cry baby and as a diver. While he was quoted as liking his partnership with Crespo, I never thought it was a convincing duo.
Gudjohnsen has been rumored to be on the move but I think Chelsea should keep him. He’s very useful and can fill a host of roles. Drogba whines about having to defend. Having real team players on Chelsea’s roster will do more to improve their results that Drogba ever will.