Chelsea club secretary has called on fans to provide a raucous atmosphere for a legendary homecoming.
It was a match-up that could easily have been prophecised prior to the official draw made at Nyon, Switzerland earlier today, Monday, December 16 as Chelsea and club legend Didier Drogba will be reunited as the Stamford Bridge side will travel to Turkey to take on Galatasaray prior to hosting last season's Super Lig winners a fortnight later when the Champions League competition resumes in 2014.
Drogba is certainly a club legend and Premier League all-time great.
The powerful Ivorian was a constant thorn in Arsenal's side, he was a big-game player, he banked 157 goals in all competitions and helped the Blues earn four FA Cup medals, three Premier League crowns and a Champions League title.
'It was written that Dider would come back to the bridge,' said director and club secretary David Bernard, who is responsible for the daily administration of Chelsea's football department.
Bernard commented that Drogba will receive a hero's welcome when he returns to West London and called on the club's supporters to lay the applause on thick as it could end up exhausting and overwhelming the veteran striker, 35, who has returned ten goals from 22 appearances for Gala this season.
'He is a Chelsea legend as he gave everybody their finest moment when he stroked that penalty home [against Bayern Munich in 2012], he will get a fantastic reception but we hope when he soaks up that adulation he will be too tired for the game!'
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