Didier Drogba reveals toughest CBs in PL - Liverpool & United feature

Didier Drogba

Manchester United and Liverpool were both home to some of the hardest defenders to play against, claims Didier Drogba.

"It's a big question," said Galatasaray striker and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba when questioned by GQ over whom the toughest Premier League defenders are to play against.

The veteran striker, 36, will live long in the minds of supporters at Stamford Bridge due to his 157 goals scored in all competitions, four FA Cup winners' medals, three Premier League titles and Champions League triumph.

The revered hitman was renowned for his ability to bust the net whenever he was up against London rivals Arsenal - scoring 13 and setting up four from 14 appearances and, while he did manage to score three times against Manchester United from 13 appearances, the Ivorian has revealed that Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are amongst the three most difficult centre backs to play against in England.

"I like to judge players when I've played them many times," he said in an interview with GQ.

"If I play against a player one time, it can be good or a bad day, so it's difficult to judge. The defenders who put up a good fight and gave me a good game were Jamie Carragher, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

"They were good defenders, but also played a fair game. I always had to think the week before a match of how to score, I had to put a lot of thought into it."

Drogba scored 11 and assisted seven times from 28 appearances against Liverpool - he clearly put lots of thought into lining up against the Reds!

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