Didier Drogba kept a close eye on events at
Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
The Chelsea legend saw his former club move to
the top of the Premier League table thanks to a
3-0 win over Aston Villa, with Romelu Lukaku
playing a key role.
On his first appearance at the Bridge of his
second spell with the Blues, the Belgium
international marked the special occasion with a
brace and also had a small hand in Mateo
Despite being a prolific goalscorer wherever he’s
been, when Lukaku opened the scoring against
Villa it was his first goal at Stamford Bridge –
either for or against Chelsea.
Lukaku’s positive mood comes as no surprise
given how delighted he was with his performance.
“[I] waited [for his first goal at Stamford Bridge]
you know, it’s my dream since I was 11. I worked
hard for this moment but you know I’m very
happy with the win,” he told Sky Sports.
“It was a very important win for us, it was about
focus and motivation and we showed the will to
win from the first minute; I’m happy to win.
“Playing in Italy, I was playing in a league where I
would get one chance a game or two chances a
game and I had to take them.
“I think with experience, hard work and teammates
understanding me, I’m very happy with the
situation I’m in.”
However, there was a moment immediately after
the ball hit the back of the net that the 28-year-
old may want to forget in a hurry.
As Lukaku peeled away to celebrate his first ever
goal at Stamford Bridge, he attempted the iconic
knee slide across the turf.
But unfortunately for the striker, the pitch wasn’t
playing ball as it wasn’t slick enough to complete
the slide and he was forced to style it out by
laying down and waiting for his teammates to
The moment wouldn’t have gone unnoticed by
those inside the ground, those watching the game
from home and nor Drogba wherever he was
tuning in from.
Not letting the failed knee-slide goal celebration
pass without comment, the former striker issued a
superb nine-word verdict after replying to a post
“Hello doctor David, can you get him new knees,”
Drogba said with a bunch of laughing face and
blue heart emojis.