Chelsea icon Didier Drogba says he owes his Premier League success in part to Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer.

Drogba is the only player to score in SIX English cup finals and has hit seven goals in nine games at Wembley.

The Ivorian said: "We played Newcastle in my final year at Marseille in 2003.

"Our defenders said how difficult it was to mark Shearer and I had to learn from him.

"You have to adapt to the physical conditions. I think I managed that well."