Former Liverpool defender believes Arsenal legend was superior to Chelsea striker on his day.
Jamie Carragher may have thought he had exorcised the demons of having played against haunting striker Didier Drogba but the all-time Chelsea great has returned to his Stamford Bridge stomping grounds for one last hurrah, leading the former Liverpool star turned analyst to reflect on the "battles" the two of them shared.
"It looks like Drogba is back," Carragher said: "I loved our battles, [he was the] best big game player I can remember."
Drogba joins fellow strike signing Diego Costa in West London but will likely play second fiddle to the Spain international who is 11 years his junior and coming off the back of his most prolific season to date, having banged in 35 goals from 43 starts in La Liga and Champions League competition.
"I think he will be going back as much for his off the field influence as on it," commented Carragher. "He will never be able to beat that!"
Drogba is not the only club legend to have recently returned to the place where he made his name, as Thierry Henry enjoyed a brief second spell as a Gunner, adding a further two goals to his record haul of 225 in North London.
When asked who was the superior Premier League striker, Carragher said: "Henry… but Drogba was unplayable at times."