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Could Liverpool's Rickie Lambert replace Didier Drogba at Chelsea?
Could Liverpool’s Rickie Lambert replace Didier Drogba at Chelsea?

According to the Daily Mirror, Premier League champions Chelsea could be set to make a move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert this summer.

The 33-year-old is being considered as an option to replace fellow veteran Didier Drogba, whose future at the Bridge is in doubt.

Drogba is out-of-contract and it is unclear if he will be offered a new deal to stay with the Premier League champions for next season, despite scoring a few crucial goals this season.

At 37-years-old he has obviously not had the same impact as in his first spell with the club, but he has certainly not been a bad back-up to Spanish international Diego Costa.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that owner Roman Abramovich will have the final say on whether ‘the Drog’ gets a new deal this summer, but if he does leave then he will need to be replaced and it seems Lambert could be his replacement.

The 33-year-old has struggled to command regular first team action since his £4million summer switch from Southampton, but started in the Reds 2-1 victory over QPR, which was watched by Chelsea scouts.

Prior to his underuse at Anfield, the striker was a star player at Southampton and helped the Saints to the Premier League from League One and also to maintain their place in the top-flight.

A move to the champions could prove a tempting one for the striker, but whether he would be willing to swap a seat on the Anfield substitute bench for a seat on the Stamford Bridge bench remains to be seen though.

Would Rickie Lambert be a good replacement for Didier Drogba?

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