Shrewsbury 1 Chelsea 2: Didier Drogba reflects on ‘difficult’ night

Chelsea striker admits Blues were made to work hard for their place in the fifth round of the League Cup

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Didier Drogba admitted that Chelsea were made to work hard for their victory after his goal helped them beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 in the fourth round of the League Cup.

The visitors took the lead at Greenhous Meadow Stadium when Drogba swept in a half-volley four minutes after half-time.

The League Two side fought back and drew level in the 77th minute when substitute Andy Mangan turned home from close range.

However, Chelsea were soon in front again after Jermaine Grandison deflected Willian’s cross home to seal victory for the Premier League leaders.

“I think you saw it was a difficult pitch and difficult weather,” said Drogba, who captained Chelsea on the night.

“They were a fantastic team and opponent – they showed why they deserve to be here tonight. They created a difficult game for us.

“It’s difficult for players who haven’t played a lot and those who played on Sunday [against Manchester United]. With our experience we won the game.”

He added: “I don’t need a armband to push the team [referring to his captaincy on the night].”

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