The biggest stories on Friday for the Blues.
Didier Drogba to retire at the end of the season and take up coaching role at Chelsea
It looks as if the club legend will finally hang up his boots in the summer and move into coaching after falling further down the pecking order, according to the Daily Express.
Drogba rejoined the Blues at the start of this campaign having had two years away from the club in China and with Galatasaray, but is now ready to call time on his career.
The 36-year-old has made 22 appearances this term, but is behind both Diego Costa and Loic Remy for a place in the starting XI and this will become even worse when Andrej Kramaric completes his expected move.
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