Chelsea's John Terry hailed Didier Drogba as the 'best striker in the world'after his late matchwinner earned the Blues a place in the FA Cup final with a 2-1win over London rivals Arsenal.
After Drogba smashed his eighth goal in nine games to set-up a final against Manchester United or Everton, Terry was full of admiration for the Ivorian.
'Didier has been in great form of late and long may that continue. Because when he plays like that even if you're the strongest defender in the
Premiership or the world you are not going to get near him. He pins people back - he was chucking big defenders on the floor.
'His link up play is good and we saw in the end he's got a great finish as well. Long may his goals continue.
'Early on in the season we had Nicolas Anelka's goals, Frank Lampard contributes an awful lot, Florent Malouda popped-up with one today and now at the back end of the season Didier is banging them in.
'On that form he's the best in the world for me. I've played against an awful lot of strikers and he's definitely up there with the best,' Terry said.
While all the talk continues to surround Manchester United's bid for a quintuple, Terry maintains that a trophy-treble is still within Chelsea's reach.
'We've got a very good chance and we'll keep pushing in the Premier League,' added Terry.
'Man United and Liverpool are doing very well at the minute but we'll never give in. We've shown that over the last two years, when everybody has ruled us out we've fought and given it a good go.'