Didier Drogba trolls Romelu Lukaku over Chelsea celebration gaffe

The Chelsea legend was quick to poke fun at the Belgian striker after his knee-slide celebration following his first goal at Stamford Bridge did not go exactly as planned

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was one of the many Blues fans delighted with their performance at home to Aston Villa on Saturday evening, but he was quick to spot something some didn't in the wake of Romelu Lukaku's first goal of the evening.


The game marked Lukaku's first game at Stamford Bridge since beginning his second-stint at the club after re-joining from Italian outfit Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title last term.

During his first spell at Chelsea, Lukaku failed to find the net in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful, meaning the Belgian international's 15th minute strike was his first ever in front of the home supporters.

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Though his goal was a thing of beauty, elegantly shifting the ball on to his right-foot – leaving Axel Tuanzebe in a heap on the floor before calmly firing through the looks of the on-rushing Jed Steer, his celebration was hardly a work of art.

As the 28-year-old wheeled away in celebration, overjoyed with his first home goal for the club, he attempted to perform the iconic knee-slide celebration, something Drogba perfected over his nine years at Chelsea.

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Lukaku, however, clearly has a lot to learn on that front after his effort went south due to turf of the pitch not being slick enough – his knees getting stuck before he laid on his back and awaited his teammates to come and celebrate with him.

The Belgium star saw the funny side, taking to twitter to say: "No more sliding on my knees after yesterday’s celebration…"

The moment did not evade the attention of Drogba either, who poked fun at Lukaku on Chelsea's Instagram profile.

"Hello doctor David, can you get him new knees," Drogba said, alongside plenty of laughing face and blue heart emojis.

The message prompted a response from Lukaku, who replied with a series of laughing face emojis.

After the game, the former Manchester United forward was in high spirits, telling Sky Sports : "You know, it’s my dream since I was 11. I worked hard for this moment but you know I’m very happy with the win.

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"It was a very important win for us, it was about focus and motivation and we showed the will to win from the first minute; I’m happy to win.

"Playing in Italy, I was playing in a league where I would get one chance a game or two chances a game and I had to take them.

"I think with experience, hard work and teammates understanding me, I’m very happy with the situation I’m in."

Lukaku has already bagged three in three since his return, to put that into context – Jorginho finished last term as Chelsea's top scorer with seven.

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