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Chelsea’s New Signing Says Premier League Crown Is His Aim

Returning Chelsea hero Didier Drogba has declared that the Premier League crown is his aim for the coming season, having resigned for the club where he became a legend, as reported by the club’s official website.

It has been five years since the Stamford Bridge club won the Premier League, and while they have won two European crowns in the intervening period, it is their longest spell without a league title since Roman Abramovich took over the club.

The Ivorian international has returned to Chelsea after two years away, hoping to add to his tally of 100 goals for the London club. He spent half a season with Shanghai Shenhua in China before moving to Turkish side Galatasaray, although he failed to make a significant impact there.

Drogba has now declared that he is delighted to return and reunite with the manager who first brought him to the club, and that he wants to win the league having returned.

He said: “Five years is a long time not to win the Premier League, so I want to win it. To lift the Premier League trophy is a fantastic feeling and we haven’t experienced it for a few years, it’s too long for a club like ours.

“I think the title race is going to be like it has been these last few years, all the big clubs will be involved and fighting until the end.

“There are more teams capable of winning the league, which makes it interesting in terms of pressure and different scenarios.

“I missed the Premier League, which for me is the best in the world. It’s true the German league is on the way up but the English league has been the best over the last decade and I’m really looking forward to playing the first game.”

“It’s amazing to be back, a great feeling.

“I’m happy to be back here and I’m looking forward to seeing the best fans.

“It was an easy decision to make, it’s very difficult to say no to Jose and to Chelsea. I have so many good memories with the club so when the opportunity came up it was easy for me.”

No Way, Jose: Chelsea Manager Has No Fears Over New Signing

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that he cannot see Diego Costa having any problems adapting to life in the Premier League, as reported by AS.com.

The Brazil born Spanish international scored on his debut in pre-season for Chelsea, with fellow new signing Cesc Fabregas setting him up for a goal against Olimpija Ljubljana. While Mourinho says it is good for a new striker to score on their debut for a club, he does not feel as though the striker will suffer in the Premier League.

Mourinho also confirmed that he saw Costa as the priority in the transfer market this summer.

He said:  “Diego is made. Physically, mentally, Diego is an end-product. The Premier League is difficult and he knows; he is ready. To play with the Chelsea responsibilities and pressure, he knows and he is ready, too.

“I don’t think it will be difficult for him to succeed. I feel he is the right guy to help the team to win things. He just needs to work with the new players, the new team and the new coach to adapt his football to a different way of playing.”


Fabregas he pointed to as a great alternative to the midfield options already available to him at the club, and Mourinho also said that he personally spoke to the Spain international in an attempt to convince him to move to the Stamford Bridge club.

Mourinho added: “We clearly needed a player for the midfield with a different profile and we had two or three options, but, my club were fantastic with the way they killed the situation with Fabregas.

“What I did was explain to the player what I want from him, explain to the player what was waiting for him, tried to make the player believe that the move was the perfect move for him.

He also said that Filipe Luis gives him the left-back he felt the club needed, saying: “We always felt that Filipe was a very stable player and one which gave us multi-solutions because I can play Azpi right-back and Ivanovic centre-back because of Filipe.”