In his column for the Daily Express, Hoddle wrote: "For Chelsea to win it, Drogba has to be the main man. That also makes the most of Frank Lampard and Michael Essien in midfield enabling them to do what they do best, which is to feed the ball wide, with Michael the holding player.
"With the three tucked into the middle of midfield it enables one of them to also pick up Wayne Rooney when he drops deep.
"Providing Rooney is fit and plays, he will be the key to any chance United have of success. Rooney is their talisman, and back to his best, while Javier Hernandez, whom I rate highly, is the find of the season.