Barcelona legend Puyol: Chelsea hero was toughest star I faced

Barcelona great Carles Puyol has named a Chelsea legend as the toughest player he faced in his career.

Puyol is arguably Barcelona’s greatest ever centre-back, and captained the side during a golden era in the club’s history.

And he faced some terrifying strikers in his time at the back for the Catalan powerhouse.


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But he’s overlooked lethal La Liga strikers like Cristiano Ronaldo, Raul and Gonzalo Higuain for one of the Premier League’s best ever attackers.

‘Lionel Messi in training,’ Puyol is quoted as saying on UEFA.com. ‘But if I had to pick an opponent, [Didier] Drogba was always very difficult to face.’

Chelsea’s Ivorian goal machine played several times against Barcelona, with mixed fortunes.

His most famous moment, however, will always be this one. You tell them, Didier:

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