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18th Oct, 2016 | 8:35am

Sutton: Playing against this Celtic ace is like facing Drogba at his peak

By Harvey Byrne

Chris Sutton has compared Celtic forward Moussa Dembele to former Chelsea star Didier Drogba and has stated that he believes he’ll only get better.

The 20-year-old joined Brendan Rodgers’ team in the summer from Championship side Fulham following a successful year in England’s second tier, scoring 17 goals in 46 appearances.

He has continued with his impressive scoring form in Scotland with 13 goals in 18 encounters for the Scottish giants.

Now former Hoops striker Sutton has compared him to former Premier League great Drogba at his early age and believes that Dembele will only improve.

“His stock has risen so far in a short space of time and I think he’s only going to get better,” said Sutton to the Scottish Sun.

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“He did well in the Championship last season. Basically his partnership with Ross McCormack kept a really poor Fulham side up.

“Sides in the Premier League want the finished article for a striker but people are now looking at him and seeing he’s a real handful. He hasn’t proven himself over a number of games at the highest level yet but from what I’ve seen I’d be shocked if he was to go backwards.

“This isn’t a player who’s going to fall away, in my opinion — this guy is going places.

“I think he’ll get better and better. When you look at him, who’d want to play against him? It’s like playing against Didier Drogba.

“At least when people played against me, they would think: ‘Oh well, he can’t run’. With Dembele, he can take it in and link the play.”

Celtic have a big week coming up and they will be hoping for their in form striker to continue with his goal scoring run.

The Hoops will face German side Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday at Celtic Park in the Champions League before facing fierce rivals Rangers in the Scottish League Cup semi-final on Sunday.

In other Celtic news, Jozo Simunovic has revealed the Hoops will press high in their next Champions League match.