Chelsea star glad to be back in action; teammate disappointed with final result

Chelsea duo Didier Drogba and Thibaut Courtois reflect on their 1-1 draw with Schalke at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League.

Most Chelsea fans would have thought that Didier Drogba’s final contribution to the club’s Champions League ambitions would be the penalty that won them the elusive title back in 2012.

But two years fast forward, and the club legend was back in action for the Blues. Having joined the Premier League giants on a free transfer in the summer, the 36-year-old striker started the Group G clash against Schalke at Stamford Bridge.

It was Drogba’s first start of the season for Chelsea, but one which did not end in glory as the German club held the hosts to a 1-1 draw.

The former Ivory Coast international striker himself struggled and looked out of tune, before being replaced by Diego Costa in the 74th minute.

On Thursday morning, Drogba took to Instagram to post the following photo along with the message: ‘Despite the result it was good to be back,first game without pain,thanks God, now we can start working...’

Thibaut Courtois maintained his place in Chelsea’s starting line-up and had a good game, making no fewer than four saves.

After the match, the Belgium international goalkeeper took to social networking site Twitter to express his disappointment at the final result.

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