One former player Chelsea should bring back to Stamford Bridge

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With Chelsea's strikers struggling to find the net, could Jose Mourinho bring back a Stamford Bridge hero?

Demba Ba and Fernando Torres continue to be somewhat goalshy for Chelsea, and whilst Samuel Eto'o has grabbed a couple of goals lately, it stilll seems that Mourinho is looking to bring in a striker in January, despite loaning Romelu Lukaku out to Everton – where the Belgian has been prolific so far, making a mockery of Mourinho's decision to let him leave.

A striker is almost certainly on the way for Chelsea, but could it be someone who has already graced the Stamford Bridge turf?

Former Blues legend Didier Drogba is currently playing in Turkey with Roberto Mancini's Galatasaray, but Mourinho hinted at a possible return to West London for the Ivorian over the summer, whether that be as a coach or as a player.

"Drogba is worshipped at this club and this is perfectly normal," Mourinho told Portuguese daily A Bola. "I think one day he'll return to Chelsea. He is a very important player in Chelsea's history and will always be in the memory of the fans, the management, the owner and his team-mates. It is normal that he will have a future at Chelsea. As a coach? I do not know."

The 35 year old striker left Chelsea in 2012 having scored the winning penalty in the Champions League final shootout against Bayern Munich, and subsequently moved to China with Shanghai Shenhua, until a contract dispute led him to Turkey with Galtasaray.

With Demba Ba almost certainly leaving the club in the New Year, Chelsea could bring Drogba in either for six or 18 months, to fill in until Lukaku returns or even to work as a mentor to the Belgian when he comes back, eventually becoming a coach under Mourinho. Drogba showed in the Champions League tie against Real Madrid last season that he still has the quality to be a dangerous striker at the highest level.

It may seem far-fetched on the face of it, but Mourinho's comments and his need for a striker may just make this move make sense.

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