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Drogba: Chelsea will bounce back from Spurs defeat

Didier Drogba
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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is confident that Saturday’s loss to Tottenham will not derail their promising start to the season

Maurizio Sarri’s men lost their first Premier League game of the season to Spurs on Saturday 3-1.

Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min goals sealed the three points for Spurs, despite Chelsea substitute Olivier Giroud getting one back.

The result drops the Blues to fourth in the league table and seven points behind leaders Manchester City with fifth-place Arsenal just a point adrift.

But Drogba, who won the Premier League four times at Chelsea, backed his old club to bounce back.

“Chelsea are doing well this year,” said Drogba in an event at Tokyo, via FourFourTwo.

“It was going to happen that they’d lose a game.

“Losing against Tottenham is never a good thing because it’s a derby and they are a good side.

“I hope Chelsea are going to bounce back from this defeat and start a new series of winning games.

“The goal is to win the league – when you play for a club like Chelsea every year the expectation is to win the league.

“It’s a good start and the team is going to come back for sure.”

Drogba announced his retirement from playing football last week and suggested that he may enter management next.