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Drogba promises two more years

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After watching Didier Drogba put Valencia to the sword in the Champions League, Chelsea fans would have been forgiven for thinking that Jose Mourinho has returned at the helm at Stamford Bridge, such was the fire in the belly of the Ivorian.

The 33-year-old has rarely been in as good form since the departure of Mourinho in 2007, but on Tuesday Blues supporters were given perhaps a final glimpse of the ruthless Drogba.

Two goals and an assist later, Valencia were left battered and bruised.

However, according to the forward, who is in the final year of his contract in west London, he's got at least two years left at the top.

"I hope so," he said.

"I started late at a high level. I was 25 when I started to play my first Champions League games.

"I feel happy, I feel good on the pitch, I'm really enjoying myself, my football. When we're winning like this, I'm really delighted.

"My future, really, is not very important," he added. "When the time will come, we'll speak about it. But, at the moment, we don't need to."

While Drogba provided the power and clinical touch up front, it was the deftness of touch in midfield from Juan Mata that carved out the opportunities for the striker to shine. The Spaniard laid on both of Drogba's strikes, and hopes he's around to provide more in the future.

"It is an individual decision between the club and Didier but for us it is important to have strikers like Didier, Fernando Torres and Salomon Kalou," Mata said.

"Didier is a super striker. He is strong and fast, scores goals and makes assists.

"He is very important for us and, against Valencia, he showed it."

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