Drogba has Tambling's Chelsea record in his sights

27 October 2009 12:50
Didier Drogba has Bobby Tambling's record tally of 202 goals for Chelsea in his sights, the Ivory Coast striker said on Tuesday.[LNB] "I feel young even if I am 31. I want to run and I am not tired so I will do everything to score 200 goals for Chelsea," said Drogba who reached his century last month.[LNB] "If I am in good health and don't have any injuries I can do it and if I do it, I also want some trophies around me and around the team, the Champions League especially and the Premier League as well," he told the club's website (www.chelseafc.com).[LNB] "It is important for me and for the club."[LNB] Tambling achieved his goal tally in 370 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea between 1958-70.[LNB] Drogba, who joined the Londoners from Olympique Marseille in 2004, has been in sparkling form this season under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.[LNB] His eight league goals have helped Chelsea take a two-point lead at the top of the Premier League.[LNB] Having signed a contract extension until 2012, Drogba is hoping to add to his two Premier League winners' medals plus earning Champions League glory having finished runners-up in that competition in 2008.[LNB] Chelsea, though, will be unable to call on Drogba, Salomon Kalou, John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien during the African Nations Cup at the start of 2010.[LNB] "I am concerned (about January) because Chelsea is my team but at the same time I know the club is going to find a way to keep winning the games without us," said Drogba.[LNB] "As much as we want to go to Africa and represent our countries, we want to be back here soon and playing again with Chelsea."[LNB] (Editing by Tony Jimenez)

Source: Eurosport