Drogba: Chelsea Better Off Without More Signings

The Ivorian believes that the Blues' relative lack of activity in the market could prove a help rather than a hindrance.
Speaking to The Guardian, Didier Drogba has voiced his belief that Chelsea may benefit from their quiet summer on the transfer front.

Thus far, the Blues have added only Yuri Zhirkov from CSKA Moscow (€21 million), Ross Turnbull and Daniel Sturridge (free transfers) to their senior squad.

And while Drogba has acknowledged that such an understated approach to the summer market is most uncharacteristic for Chelsea, he reckons that the team will be more stable for the lack of changes.

"It is a bit strange [that Chelsea have not signed more new players] and people will say it could be a weakness because opposing teams will know the weaknesses of our current squad, but it can also be a strength," said the striker.

"We know our own qualities and we know what we can do as a team, and we can try and reduce the mistakes we make. The fact that we have all known each other for such a long time is very interesting."

In recent times, critics have pointed to the Pensioners' high average age as a matter that needs to be addressed, but Drogba has assured that the club's elder statesmen are still as hungry as ever.

"There is no danger of us older players becoming lazy. I have only been playing at a high level since I was 25 so, in my head, I still feel young," he said.

"I don't know how long I can continue playing but, for me, the most important thing is to enjoy being on the pitch.

"I have a lot of friends in France at the moment who are without a team, without contracts, so I know how lucky I am to be here, and I want to enjoy it."

Mike Maguire, Goal.com

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