Saturday 25 February 2017

Video: Didier Drogba carried off the pitch by team mates after injury ends final Chelsea game

Chelsea's Didier Drogba is carried off by team mates as he is substituted
Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley
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Chelsea's Didier Drogba is carried off by team mates as he is substituted Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

Didier Drogba was carried off the Chelsea pitch by his team-mates after picking up an injury in his final match at Stamford Bridge.

Ahead of kick-off against Sunderland, the Chelsea legend, 37, announced that he would leave the club for the second time in search of more first-team football.

Drogba picked up an injury after just half an hour - to be replaced by Diego Costa - but his Chelsea team-mates rushed over to carry him off the pitch as Chelsea fans stood to give him a rousing reception.

Drogba, who slotted home the decisive Champions League-winning penalty for the Blues at the end of his first spell with the club in 2012, told chelseafc.com: "I want to play for at least one more season and in order to play more football I feel I need to go to another club.

"All the fans know my love for Chelsea and I hope to be back here in the future in another role."

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