Didier Drogba, Guus Hiddink and Roman Abramovich tour the Chelsea pitch after win

Drogba was in Abramovich's box amid rumours he is to take a coaching role

Tom Sheen
Saturday 19 December 2015 18:44
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Guus Hiddink, Didier Drogba and Roman Abramovich took a tour of the pitch after the win
Guus Hiddink, Didier Drogba and Roman Abramovich took a tour of the pitch after the win

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, new interim manager Guus Hiddink and club legend Didier Drogba watched the Blues beat Sunderland together.

The latter pair were guests of the billionaire Russian, watching Chelsea's first win in a month from the comfort of his private box at Stamford Bridge.

The trio also took a lap of the pitch at the end of the game, meeting with Chelsea players and staff.

The trio sat in Roman ABramovich's box to watch the game
They went down to the pitch after the win

Coach Steve Holland confirmed that Hiddink, who was announced as Jose Mourinho's replacement just ahead of kick-off, met with players in the dressing room after the 3-1 win.

Abramovich was at Chelsea training on Friday and spoke to the squad through a translator, where he is said to have made it clear that he didn't want to sack Mourinho.

Drogba, who won numerous trophies with the Blues in two spells, has been linked with a coaching role at the club.

The 37-year-old is under contract with the Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer until December 2016 and the club moved to quickly deny that the rumour was true, stating no contact had been made by Chelsea.

Chelsea took just five minutes to open the scoring in the second post-Mourinho era, Branislav Ivanovic powering home a Willian corner.

Pedro, who has been in and out of the side since moving from Barcelona, then latched onto a loose ball to smash home the second and score his first goal since August.

Oscar enjoyed his best game in weeks, capping his performance with a penalty to seal the points before Fabio Borini scored a consolation.

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