July 17, 2019

Drogba welcomes West Brom to the Premier League

Didier Drogba looks unimpressed as he points to the two people in the crowd who are not clapping him

Didier Drogba netted a hat-trick, Flourant Malouda got two and some bloke called Lampard got one as Chelsea racked up a 6-0 victory to welcome West Bromich Albion back to the Premier League.

It was the biggest opening day win in Premier League history as the Champions made an emphatic statement of intent to defend their title.

Drogba got an early lead in the defence of his golden boot title. He is going to need a fast start with age and inury likely to feature as the season wears on.

Chelsea will be greatful that Manchester City’s Joe Hart wasn’t in goal for West Brom or they would have been looking at an unispiring 0-0 draw from their first home match of the season.