Manchester United Vs. Chelsea FC, UEFA Champions League: Didier Drogba Pulls One Back For Chelsea

The ten men of Chelsea have pulled back a goal in the 76th minute of their UEFA Champions League tie against Manchester United, bringing the aggregate score back to 2-1 in favor of Manchester United. Nemanja Vidic stepped up to try to play Drogba offsides as the ball came through to him, but the Ivorian stayed onside and finished low past Edwin van der Sar. Chelsea, though they've had a good deal of possession and a decent number of shots, have hardly looked like scoring all match, so it's slightly surprising that Didier Drogba has been able to bring one back, especially with his team down a man. 

Obviously, this begs the question, "Should Didier Drogba have started?" The answer is almost certainly yes, and this is not just because hindsight is 20/20. Fernando Torres was not only ineffective tonight, but he's been ineffective in almost every single game that he's played in a Chelsea shirt, with only a couple of exceptions. Didier Drogba has been arguably the best player for Chelsea since coming on, and not just because of his goal. Still, it looks like too little, too late.

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