Reading midfielder Emerse Fae admits he's been leaning on Chelsea star and fellow Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba for support in his first season in England.

"London is not far from Reading and, when I need some advice, I call him," Fae said. "He is [like] my big brother, he is always ready to help me. He told me that his first season was difficult but he kept working and today he is maybe one of the best strikers in the world."