Dider Drogba struck his third goal in four starts against West Bromwich Albion to extend Chelsea's unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven matches as their faint title challenge continued.
The Ivorian's run of form, largely forgotten with the miss-firing Fernando Torres grabbing many of the headlines, has all but assured the Blues of a Champions League place for next season and given them a chance of catching second placed Arsenal.
His goal against Manchester United hammered home his importance to the side as he replaced Fernando Torres and his goal on Saturday at the Hawthorns means he'll go into the twilight of the season as first choice in Carlo Ancelotti's forward line.
Teammate Soloman Kalou believes the 33-year-old Drogba reminds him of Ryan Giggs.
“When he plays like that the whole team feels secure,” said Kalou.
“He always gives his best for the team and he has the personality to bring everyone together. He is back to his top level. It’s the Didier we all want to see. I need to ask Didier how he can keep putting in those performances.
“At the moment he’s feeling good and when you also see a player like Ryan Giggs doing his thing at 37 for Manchester, you need these kind of players in the team, players with a lot of experience who play with their heart. Didier can play as long as he wants.”
Drogba's next opportunity to impress will be against Birmingham City on Wednesday evening.