Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has heaped praises on former Blues players Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.
The Spanish footballer is having a great spell this term at Stamford Bridge but he took out time to remember the top ex-stars of the club.
Azpilicueta hailed the former Premier League duo, calling them his idols. The defender joined the club in 2012 but he also had spent enough time with them to set them apart from the rest.
“Very much Lampard and Drogba. I like the way they played and even more so when I came here and I had the chance to have them in the dressing room,” Azpilicueta said.
Lampard is the record scorer for the Blues, aside breaking goals’ record even as a midfielder. He featured in over four hundred games for the club.
On the other hand, Drogba earned a reputation as one of the most dangerous strikers in the game during his two-time spell at the club. Recently, Premier League legend, now top football pundit, Michael Owen hyped Drogba, saying he changed the Premier League when he completed his move from France.
Owen said there used to be two players in the centre forward role, linking up well to bang in the goals. However, when former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho used the Ivorian alone upfront, the West London team changed the league with the success.
The player returned for a second spell after converting the last kick that won the club their first Champions League in 2012. He played under Mourinho again with the team lifting the league again. Drogba has achieved an impressive level of success in club football, and he is not looking at retiring yet. Lampard recently retired from the game after a decent final run in the Major League. Both players are legends of the club in every right.