Whilst Didier Drogba was off playing for the Ivory Coast at the African Nations in January, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney simply couldn’t stop scoring.
At one stage most leading bookmakers made Rooney the 1/4 favourite to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season and many saw that as buying money, however Drogba is back and it’s the Chelsea striker who is now scoring for fun.
Chelsea beat Wolves 2-0 today, with Drogba bagging both goals, whilst Rooney failed to score in United’s 3-1 defeat away to his old club, Everton. After today’s action, Drogba is now just two goals behind Rooney on 19 goals and with 11 games left this season, my money is certainly on Drogba to pip Rooney to the golden boot.
Drogba is now 13/8 to get ahead of Rooney, whilst the former Evertonian is has drifted to 8/13.
Both Chelsea and United have tough run-ins ahead of them, however unlike Rooney, who scores the majority of his goals at Old Trafford, Drogba can score both home and away and in the end, I think that will be the deciding factor.