The World Cup is rapidly approaching. While Chelsea will have a host of players participating, looking to lift that historic golden cup, they’ll also have two legends there. Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba will be in Russia. No, England and the Ivory Coast haven’t lost their minds and called up the veterans, they’ll be analyzing and critiquing matches for the BBC.
The announcement was made on Monday on the BBC’s Facebook page via a fun little video introducing all of the talent they’ll be bringing to this summer’s tournament.
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The whole theme of the video is Gary Lineker using his cell phone to enlist some popular analysts to join the BBC team. His first exchange is with a piano-playing Frank Lampard, who looks more like a classical composer than a football pundit. Nevertheless, “Super F” (as he’s labelled in Gary’s phone) kindly agrees to put his music career on hold to help out.
Lamps drops some more good news as he reveals that he’ll be able to recruit his former teammate, “Dids,” to the team as well. The camera cuts to Drogba scrolling twitter, reading all of your “Announce Drogba” tweets. The clean-shaven striker looks up and proclaims “Drogba, announced!”
The two Chelsea icons will join a team that includes former greats like Rio Ferdinand, Jurgen Klinsmann and Pablo Zabaleta, as the video later shows.
Perhaps the best part of the short video is when Didier says that he has a “proper Tottenham legend” to add and the camera quickly cuts to Jermaine Jenas before revealing Klinsmann. Any video that trolls Tottenham, is a good video.