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Didier Drogba reacts perfectly on Twitter after Chelsea’s defeat to Burnley

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba.

Chelsea fans were probably expecting a routine win when they hosted Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon – how wrong they were.

Gary Cahill’s 14th-minute red card sparked the Blues’ demise, with Burnley scoring three goals in 19 minutes to take a 3-0 lead before half-time.

Alvaro Morata then made it 3-1 in the 69th minute after replacing Michy Batshuayi, but before Chelsea could launch a comeback they were down to nine men.

Cesc Fabregas was shown a second yellow card to receive his marching orders, having been booked in the first half for sarcastically applauding the referee.

Manager Antonio Conte bemoaned his side’s lack of discipline in a post-match interview and blamed the defeat on ‘losing their heads’.

"The sending off of Cahill was a key moment," the Italian said, "because to play the rest of the game with 10 and then nine men is not easy.

"In recent games we have finished with nine or 10 men. I have to try to adapt a new system and to anticipate playing with nine or 10 men in the next game.

"But [in the] first half we kept losing our heads. After the red card we lost our heads, conceded two goals and then it’s very difficult to change the final result."

Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League

Frank Lampard has since expressed concern at the negativity surrounding Chelsea, but Didier Drogba wants the players and fans to stay positive.

When Chelsea went 3-0 down, Drogba’s current club, Phoenix Rising, quoted a tweet to him confirming the scoreline with the 😧 emoji (see below).

But Drogba had the perfect response. He replied: "Calm down @PHXRisingFC the @premierleague is not a sprint but a marathon… Tell them @ChelseaFC."

It goes without saying that Chelsea fans loved Drogba’s tweet, with many begging the Ivorian to return to the club. Here’s how Twitter reacted.

TWITTER REACTS

It may not be possible for Drobga to return, but Chelsea fans can expect Conte to make further signings between now and the end of the transfer window.

Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater is one player being linked with a £27 million move to bolster the midfield.

England duo Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also on Conte’s radar, with the latter rumoured with a £35 million switch to west London.

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