Chelsea legend Didier Drogba who recently won the Premier League title with the club in his second stint has rated his previous team mates higher than the current batch of players.

Didier Drogba had previously spent 8 seasons at Chelsea from 2004-2012, when he played 341 games for the club scoring 157 goals. He became a club legend and was an integral part of Chelsea golden period.

Speaking about his past experience Drogba opined: “I would say the first one was better because I was involved more as a player, but there is a difference in the way that when I joined the team it was a bit more mature.

“Frank [Lampard], [Claude] Makelele, William Gallas – all these players were I think around 24, 25 and plus.

“So this time it’s younger and I can see and I can feel that there is a gap, it can progress together so it’s good for the players.”

Drogba had left the club in 2012 and joined Chinese side Shanghai Shensua in 2012. After a season long stint with the side he went to Turkish giants Galatasaray. The Ivory Coast international made a comeback to Chelsea last season for a free transfer and signed a year’s contract. He once again won the title with Chelsea last season, but he never a regular member of the starting XI.

Drogba justfied his statement by mentioning that the players during his previous stint, namely Frank Lampard, Claude Makelele etc where all at the pinnacle of their careers and where more matured compared to the curent crop. But the veteran striker has also mentioned that the present Chelsea players are all talented and can be one of the best in the future.

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