Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will come up against his former club when Galatasaray take on Chelsea in the knockout stages of the Champions League. This will be the first time he comes up against Chelsea after leaving the club in 2012. He helped the West London outfit with the Champions League for the first time in their history with his last kick. His potential return to Stamford Bridge has generated a lot of excitement since he is still regarded as a fan favourite.
The Ivorian international also remains the top scorer for the club in the Premier league, as he plundered more than 150 goals during his eight years at the club. He has spoken with fondness about the time he spent Chelsea, but has said that he has a job to do when Galatasaray play against his former club. Hence, he will be giving his 100% and will be looking to score at Stamford Bridge. After having scored most of his 150 goals at home, Drogba says that he can score at Stamford Bridge even with his eyes closed.
The striker was signed from Marseille for £ 24 million by Jose Mourinho, who has hinted at a potential reunion in the future. Drogba is expected to return as a coach in the future.
“Stamford Bridge is my house. I could score there even with my eyes closed. I left the club on a high and I think the supporters really loved what I did. I really enjoyed the time that I spent there and loved them and I still do. But now I am Galatasaray player and can give everything for this team,” said Drogba ahead of the meeting with Chelsea in February.
The striker has been playing at Galatasaray for just over a year after sealing his return to European football from Shanghai Shenhua.