Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge.
USA's Major Soccer League has become the new attraction for big footballers in their twilight and that serves as a big boost for fans in the country who have been admirers of these players for long. Steven Gerrard is another such player who will be joining the MLS in summer 2015 after he decided to leave Liverpool on Friday.
Few Chelsea fans would have begrudged Frank Lampard his farewell Premier League cameo at Manchester City but the goodwill is starting to dissipate after he scored another goal to keep his new club in the title hunt.
English Premier League champions Manchester City announced on Wednesday they had secured the services of Frank Lampard until the end of the season despite the midfielder signing for New York City in June.
Manchester City`s attacking injury problems remain ahead of Friday`s trip to West Bromwich Albion, but manager Manuel Pellegrini expects better news concerning on-loan midfielder Frank Lampard before 2015 arrives.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said he does not regret releasing Frank Lampard despite the midfielder`s impressive form for Manchester City, in comments published by several British newspapers on Monday.
Chelsea and Manchester City tightened their stranglehold on the Premier League title race on Saturday, recording victories over struggling clubs to stretch further clear of their increasingly forlorn pursuers.