Tottenham fans also had a say in the argument as they brought in Harry Kane who has been the North London club’s top scorer in the last five seasons. Guess who had 58 league match-winners and who had 31? The thread meticulously combs through the two forwards' respective careers and it's banished the myth that Henry was somehow inferior. 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Thread: Why Thierry Henry was a better footballer than Didier Drogba. Depending on which team one supports, the best striker the Premier League has ever seen can vary from Alan Shearer to Wayne Rooney, Thierry Henry, Sergio Aguero and the contemporary Harry Kane. Who do you think was better, Henry or Drogba? Kenyans weigh in on Coronavirus | Tuko TV: Leave your email to receive our newsletter, Get the news that matters from one of the leading news sites in Kenya, Drop your mail and be the first to get fresh news. Drogba = 3. Nobody can blame Drogba for failing to reach the knockout stages with the Ivory Coast. Only facts. Published 9:49 PM, Saturday October 10 2020 GMT+1. In fact, nobody could have accused Henry of being a flat-track bully. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Nobody is saying Drogba wasn't one of English football's great strikers - but fans will want to think twice before comparing him to Henry again. Drogba is a complete striker Henry is one dimensional Can you name an important game Henry scored in like a Semi or final of the CL, or final of the FA cup, his achievement with France well he should thank the likes of Zidane, Djorkaef, Deschamp etc. Where do you begin with Henry? 18-Year-Old Dynamo Kyiv Goalkeeper Made Stunning Save From Lionel Messi Free-Kick On Champions League Debut, Erling Haaland Involved In The Most Bizarre And Awkward Interview After Scoring Twice In Champions League, Demba Ba Takes Advantage Of Horrendous Manchester United Defending To Give Istanbul Basaksehir Lead In Champions League, Fan Argues Didier Drogba 'Was A Better Footballer' Than Thierry Henry In Twitter Thread, Real Madrid Defender Sergio Ramos Caught On Camera Tearing Into Former Teammate Achraf Hakimi, Bruno Fernandes Lost Possession 34 Times In Tonight's Champions League Clash Against Istanbul Basaksehir, Barcelona Need To Cut £171 Million From Wage Bill By The End Of Today. Compare that to Drogba, who has 0 POTS awards and 0 top three nominations.Superstar. Drogba carrying Chelsea is an absolute myth. Only facts. Drogba however, has scored 15+ goals, only TWO TIMES.Consistency vs Purple patches. - Fans of the two legends had an interesting debate on Twitter on who was the better goalscorer, - The debate revolved around the number of goals to abilities as a striker and trophies won, - Chelsea fans argued Drogba was simply better because of his cup final goal record but Arsenal fans said Henry was a better striker and had a highher goal tally of 175. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. All Rights Reserved. Chelsea and Arsenal fans took the debate to a new level on Wednesday, March 4, when they attempted to prove why their club legend was better than the other. © 2020 Sports New Media Limited. Henry also had 64 goal contributions vs Premier League top 4 teams + European knockout stages, while Drogba … pic.twitter.com/3LbQGe2CA1, Let's not forget, Drogba also conceded a penalty in the UCL final. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Petr Čech carrying the Ivorian Yakubu, masterclass. Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? They have different playing styles too. All the while, he surpassed 20+ goals a season four times. Drogba took a month off for AFCON midway." "Henry played in 9 cup finals, scored 0 goals. Nor should they criticise the fact that at 22, Henry was winning trophies while Drogba was playing for Giungamp. Having said this, if you watched both, Henry is still better.". Goals at Old Trafford: Henry = 1. A very different style of player, one who boasted more panache and was of course the talisman of one of the greatest sides English football has ever seen. You can see the full thread below: In his first spell in west London, the striker got 157 goals in 341 appearances under his belt. ", Another argued that the 'facts' were perhaps a little misleading, though did still accept the former Barcelona forward was the better player, saying, "Stats don't show how good a player Drogba was. Alan Shearer's record 260 goals place him firmly in the mix, but Thierry Henry was unmatched for sheer ability. And of course 'Football Twitter' wouldn't be the kind of place we all know and love without someone pointing to a thread from two years ago that served to prove it was actually Drogba who was better. The Ivorian had it all. pic.twitter.com/Z17406jFgi. It points out that Henry won the 1998 World Cup, but he was part of a stunning French outfit that included Zinedine Zidane. Arsenal fans, however, argued Henry was a far better striker than Drogba in terms of his various abilities and his goal tally of 175 Premier League goals was used to floor Drogba’s 108. The case study involved Arsenal’s Thierry Henry and Chelsea’s former goal machine Didier Drogba. There's also no doubt that Drogba was a true modern great as well and his time at Chelsea is remembered for him coming up trumps in the big games and scoring the all important goal in their Champions League victory in 2012. On one hand, Chelsea fans argued Drogba was simply better because of his cup final goal record which is none existent as far as Henry is concerned. Drogba has more goals in big games. When it comes to discussions about the greatest ever Premier League player Henry has to be in the conversation, and the Frenchman might even be number one. 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A record of  64 goal contributions against top four teams and in the European knockout stages proves that - Drogba had 41. Drogba also never made the three-man Ballon d'Or shortlist, which Henry managed twice. Henry won four Premier League Golden Boots to Drogba's two and was named Player of the Season twice, something his rival never achieved. When he returned, he added another seven, an overall tally which puts him fourth highest in Chelsea's history. The Gunners hero didn't achieve any of that through selfishness either, with 20 more assists in just four more appearances. However, their Premier League and Champions League exploits have now been compared again by Twitter user @LePinchre and this time there is only one winner. Bayern Munich had 23 SHOTS. Drogba only scored more than 15 goals a season twice, so there's no argument about consistency. Months ago, one fan wrote a compelling thread suggesting Drogba was better than the Arsenal legend using stats. Thread: Why Didier Drogba was a better footballer than Thierry Henry. pic.twitter.com/zccqLFTFcY, Thierry Henry, simply the greatest Premier League player of all time. Alan Shearer's record 260 goals place him firmly in the mix, but Thierry Henry was unmatched for sheer ability. Now, Chelsea fans will argue Didier Drogba deserves a place in that conversation. pic.twitter.com/fjmqpkEUmS, @media (max-width:767px){.css-4n1las{display:none;}}More Like This@media (min-width:768px){.css-1s8mc50{display:none;}}More Like This, At 22 years old, Thierry Henry already had major trophies to his name, including the World Cup and the European Championship. There was a school of thought that Drogba carried Chelsea on some occasions. Henry also had 64 goal contributions vs Premier League top 4 teams + European knockout stages, while Drogba only had 41.Almost double the amount. pic.twitter.com/fzImXQf8qs, Henry got the Premier League player of the season award 2 times, and was in the Ballon d'Or top three 2 times as well. That's compared to four of Drogba's eight in Chelsea's triumphant 2012 campaign. It's a debate that will probably never be settled. Firstly, it points out that when the Frenchman won the Champions League (with Barcelona), six of his eight goals came in the knockout stages. The greatest premier league striker of all time. Drogba played in 10 cup finals" Twitter User Debates. Spurs fans were quickly dismissed by their fellow Londoners since Kane has never won a single piece of silverware with his club. For United fans, they dragged their legend Wayne Rooney in the debate and despite being the Premier League’s second all-time goalscorer with 208 goals, the fact that he quit England for the US pretty much cost him some points in fans’ minds. He was a powerhouse who could score anything from the gritty, right-place, right-time goals, to outrageous long-range thunderbolts. Contact Tuko.co.ke instantly. Some of the thread is a little harsh on the ex-Blues man. pic.twitter.com/VeKIyhHia6, Henry scored 20+ Premier League goals 4 TIMES. Henry had 58 Premier League match-winning goals, compared to Drogba's 31. Please reach us through news@tuko.co.ke or WhatsApp: 0732482690. At 23 years old, Drogba had an immense 3 league goals and 1 assist at Ligue 1 side Guingamp. Goals at Anfield: Henry = 1. Goals away at White Hart Lane: Henry = 1. However the pair are still miles apart when it comes to who is the greatest in the current era and one fan's viral thread on Twitter has shown just how good Henry was, compared to the Ivorian. There is a raging war on Twitter regarding who is the greatest between Chelsea's legend, Didier Drogba and his Arsenal, counterpart Thierry Henry. In the end, majority of the Twitter back and forth revolved around Henry vs Drogba.