Drogba will be coming home, as Chelsea draw Galatasaray in the Champions League

Welcome home - Laurence Griffiths

It was a beautiful draw for the sentimental folks out there, as one of the best players we've ever had will get to return to Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho wanted to draw Galatasaray, because he wanted the fans to get a chance for a Didier Drogba reunion. The Portuguese boss got his wish, as the Blues drew Galatasaray this morning as their round of 16 opponent.

While Gala won't be a walk in the park, they certainly aren't in the same class as Barcelona or Bayern Munich (who drew Manchester City and Arsenal respectively). Even as inconsistent as we've been thus far this season, we should be reasonably expected to get by the Turkish side and into the quarterfinals.

Personally, I'm thrilled with the draw, and can't wait to see Drogba walk back onto the Stamford Bridge pitch.  He departed Chelsea in about the most fitting way possible, and it should be a lot of fun to have him back. I just feel sorry for John Terry, David Luiz, and Gary Cahill. That won't be a fun two-legged tie for that trio.

Update: The dates for the both leg have now been set. Chelsea will play in Istanbul on Wednesday, February 26. The return leg at Stamford Bridge will be held on Tuesday, March 18.

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