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Official: Chelsea bring back Didier Drogba

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Mike Hewitt

Chelsea FC have announced the return of Blues legend Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge. Having spent two years away from the club, first in China and then in Turkey with Galatasaray, Drogba, 36, today signed a deal that will keep him with Chelsea for the 2014/15 season. Unconfirmed rumour has it that he'll be on £50,000 per week for the duration of this contract.

No, Drogba isn't what he was, but as he showed in the World Cup, he's definitely still got the strength to disrupt opposing defences and help out when the opposition is crowding the penalty area. Beyond what he brings on the pitch, Drogba's leadership in the dressing room and his passion for the club will be a huge boon to the club -- although Jose Mourinho said recently that he wasn't bringing the Ivorian in to be one of his assistants, his dressing-room presence must have had something to do with the move.

As to what this means to the rest of the strikers, it's hard to say. Diego Costa is our clear number one, but beyond that, anything could happen. And to be honest, I'm not sure I care that much, because all I can think of are happy thoughts. He's back, you guys!