Dzeko aims to shoot down hero

The Bosnian striker is looking forward to pitting his wits against 34-year-old Andriy Shevchenko, who is now back at his first club Dynamo Kiev.

While Shevchenko made a name for himself in Italy with AC Milan, he failed to replicate his excellent form at Chelsea, scoring just nine goals in 47 appearances.

But that has not dimished him in Dzeko's eyes as a player of top quality. The former Wolfsburg striker, however, is aiming to have better luck in England.

Dzeko, 24, said: "Shevchenko was always my favourite player. He was my idol. I met him a few years ago when Wolfsburg played Milan and we exchanged shirts.

"He was a fantastic player, he had some tough times in England but that's football. England is very different from other leagues and I'll have to get used to it. Hopefully I'll have a lot of success."

Source: PA

Source: PA