Didier Drogba in The Chelsea Forum Posted August 29, 2004 · Report reply Natalie, you ask how long it will be before Drogba adapts to the Premiership, and you say that he hasn't impressed you, so far. Firstly, we've only played four competitive games! During three of those, the service to the strikers has generally been quite poor. That hasn't stopped Drogba working his backside off for the team, and being a continuing threat to opposition defences.Secondly, goals, whilst obviously being important, aren't the only factors by which a striker is judged. Every team needs a player who can lead the line, get amongst the defence, hold the ball up and, link well with his other forwards. Drogba has showed all of these skills - and they will undoubtedly improve. His touch hasn't been "perfect" so far, but it has been pretty impressive for a guy fresh into the team. Unless you're only judging by goals scored, I can't see why you're unimpressed.Thirdly, his price has absolutely nothing to do with it. Of course, a hefty price tag brings with it, high expectations, but they have to be based on reality. For example, does Kezman get more time to settle because he only cost Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£5m? Why don't you just wait until the midfield is functioning properly, and we have Robben and Duff playing.