Drogba: Don't compare Lukaku to me

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba does not want Romelu Lukaku to be burdened with comparisons to himself.

Romelu Lukaku goes head-to-head with Didier Drogba on Wednesday when Belgium tackle the Ivory Coast, with the two players in the spotlight.

The Ivorian has been speaking about the Chelsea youngster who is tipped to go on and emulate him, and insists they are two very different players.

Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade reported: "It flatters me that I am Romelu's idol, we called last weekend. But everyone needs to stop comparing us.

"We are both big and strong, but he has qualities that I did not and vice versa.

"Although he still has time to also get them. At 19 he was already at Chelsea, I was at Le Mans."

Lukaku has recently bounced back from injury to find form with loan club Everton, showing just why he has a real claim to lead the line for Chelsea next season, with many feeling he should have been this campaign anyway.

Drogba also had good words to say about Eden Hazard, who he will also face:

"Hazard is also doing very well at Chelsea. But that's no surprise to me, he showed those qualities already in France."

image: © Crystian Cruz

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