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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.
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.
Thread: Why Thierry Henry was a better footballer than Didier Drogba. Only facts. pic.twitter.com/oPmhU0ODeH- youss (@LePinchre) October 10, 2020
Henry had 58 Premier League match-winning goals, compared to Drogba's 31.- youss (@LePinchre) October 10, 2020
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/VeKIyhHia6
Henry scored 20+ Premier League goals 4 TIMES. Drogba however, has scored 15+ goals, only TWO TIMES.- youss (@LePinchre) October 10, 2020
Consistency vs Purple patches. 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. Compare that to Drogba, who has 0 POTS awards and 0 top three nominations.- youss (@LePinchre) October 10, 2020
At 22 years old, Thierry Henry already had major trophies to his name, including the World Cup and the European Championship. At 23 years old, Drogba had an immense 3 league goals and 1 assist at Ligue 1 side Guingamp. pic.twitter.com/3LbQGe2CA1- youss (@LePinchre) October 10, 2020
Let's not forget, Drogba also conceded a penalty in the UCL final. Drogba carrying Chelsea is an absolute myth. Bayern Munich had 23 SHOTS. While Chelsea only had 6. Petr Čech carrying the Ivorian Yakubu, masterclass. pic.twitter.com/zccqLFTFcY- youss (@LePinchre) October 10, 2020
Thierry Henry, simply the greatest Premier League player of all time. pic.twitter.com/7mJmkA4vxb- youss (@LePinchre) October 10, 2020
One fan summed up the feelings of many replying, "Great thread but this shouldn't need that much explanation. Thierry Henry is better because he's Thierry Henry... The greatest premier league striker of all time. His name is enough explanation."
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. Chelsea's whole system depended on him, this can't be quantified by assists and goals and can only be judged by watching him play. They have different playing styles too. Having said this, if you watched both, Henry is still better."
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.
Thread: Why Didier Drogba was a better footballer than Thierry Henry. Only facts. pic.twitter.com/Z17406jFgi- . (@Hustler_Futbol) August 10, 2018
Who do you think was better, Henry or Drogba? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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