Drogba talks about Chelsea return

Didier Drogba

The Galatasaray striker will play at Stamford Bridge for the first time since leaving in 2012 this week in the Champions League.

Chelsea may well be in the running for major honours this season, but Jose Mourinho’s dissatisfaction with his striking options have become apparent.

The Blues have failed to add a centre forward capable of emulating the performances of Didier Drogba, who left the west London club in 2012 after eight years with them.

However, with the legendary Ivorian set to lead the line for new club Galatasaray against his former side in midweek, he has spoken out about the prospect of returning to Stamford Bridge – and admitted it is a daunting prospect.

"It is the club where I experienced everything," Drogba told UEFA's website.

"I experienced the highest level, big games - it allowed me to get closer to the best players in the world.

"It is a very special moment because I do not know what my reaction will be. I am quite apprehensive about it.”

Despite a few nerves, the African frontman admitted that his allegiances now lay with the Turkish outfit.

“I hope that Galatasaray qualify,” he continued.

“It will be difficult, but I think that regarding the welcome, I think I'm allowed to say that I will receive a warm welcome, because I know Chelsea's fans and our relationship is really special.

“It will be great to see them again, I am looking forward to it.”

Chelsea and Galatasaray played out a 1-1 draw in Turkey in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie.

Drogba’s last game for the Blues was playing a decisive role in the English side winning the 2012 Champions League against Bayern Munich.

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