Didier Drogba's Chelsea return would be a win-win

Didier Drogba has been linked with a return to Chelsea, and it would be a smart move for everyone concerned.

Reports claim Chelsea are in talks with Didier Drogba about a possible return to Stamford Bridge.

The BBC are among the media outlets claiming the Ivory Coast international is considering a second stint at the Blues on a one-year deal.

And while he may now be 36, it would be a win-win situation were he to turn out for his former club next season.

Jose Mourinho has gone on record a number of times to say just how highly he rates Drogba, and while the arrival of Diego Costa and the likely return of Romelu Lukaku may imply that his striking positions are full, the simple fact is a player of Drogba’s calibre would always be useful.

Were he to sign for Chelsea, the former Galatasaray player would do so in the knowledge that he would not play every game, that for the most part he would be an impact substitute or a Plan B; but what an option to have.

Drogba has scored a quite phenomenal 247 club goals to date (including 157 for the Blues). He also provided 101 assists in that time.

And while questions will be asked regarding his age and his ability to continue to compete at the top level, he scored 14 in 36 games in Turkey last season, averaging a goal every 2.4 league games.

In contrast, Fernando Torres scored a Premier League goal on average once every 5.6 games. And while the competitions are vastly different, there is no doubt Drogba would add value to Chelsea’s strike-force.

He would also get the chance to have a swansong at the club at which he shone the brightest; something few players get the chance to do.

In short there is nothing to lose and plenty to gain if the striker were to return to London. But that does not mean it is a certainty.

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