LAMPARD PICKS COSTA OVER DROGBA

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard prefers Diego Costa over Didier Drogba as his top striker for the Blues in his ‘Champions XI’ squad.

Lampard was tasked with selecting the XI from the 2004/05 title-winning side and the current champions that lifted the title on Sunday.

The Evening Standard gave Lampard the task. The all-time Chelsea goalscorer left out the fourth on the all-time lost Drogba as he selected Costa to lead the attack in his dummy list.

The Three Lions star played with the Ivorian at Stamford Bridge for eight years. They won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League amongst others. Lampard left in the summer of 2014 just before Costa arrived but he prefers the Spaniard to the African.
Lampard explained that he prefers Costa for his ‘consistency.’

“If you ask me for the best players in teams over a period of time, Didier Drogba’s in there every day of the week. The first year Chelsea were successful, but as years went by Didier always produced. He improved, he always produced in the big games.

“Costa has been fantastic this year, if we’re directly looking at that first year, Didier played some games, EidurGudjohnsen played some games, so for the consistency of this season, I’d go with Costa,” he explained.

Costa has now won two Premier League titles in his three year stay in England after he moved from Atletico Madrid. He has managed to be regular in all his time at the Bridge.

Lampard named Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Carvalho, Gallas, Kante, Makelele, Robben, and Hazard, aside himself and Costa.