Chelsea star Eden Hazard on 'king' Didier Drogba

Eden Hazard admits he had no choice but to let Didier Drogba take the penalty against Maribor this week.

Chelsea defeated NK Maribor in the week, with ease.

The 6-0 score line was not flattering for Chelsea who fully deserved their comprehensive victory after a romping display at Stamford Bridge.

There were many star performances on the night, but Eden Hazard was perhaps the most impressive.

He ripped into the Slovenian side's defences and got his name on the scoresheet twice. On another day, Hazard would have had a hat-trick.

He is the club's resident penalty taker, with his confident, cool demeanour from 12 yards making him the obvious candidate. Rightly so, he rarely misses.

But Loic Remy had limped off after opening the scoring and been replaced by club legend Didier Drogba.

The Ivorian was yet to score for Chelsea since his return to the club, his last goal coming in the Champions League final win against Bayern Munich.

So he was obviously desperate to take the penalty - so asked Hazard if he could step up to the plate.

Hazard has now relayed what happened at that moment, admitting he could not say no to the Chelsea legend:

"He asked me if he could shoot and I said okay, no problem – you are the king, I can’t say no."

With Diego Costa and Remy both struggling to be fit for the game with Manchester United this weekend Drogba may end up leading the line. In which case Hazard and all Chelsea fans will be hoping the king has long lived.

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