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Chelsea should make January move for Drogba

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Chelsea have made their worst start to a Premier League campaign since 2001.

Jose Mourinho has chopped and changed his attacking players without finding a winning formula.

The Portuguese tactician has given Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, Andre Schurrle and Samuel Eto’o a chance to shine as the lone striker, however none of the aforementioned stars have been able to impress.

Mourinho is finding it hard to replace Didier Drogba, who scored an outstanding 100 goals in 179 Premier League games for the Stamford Bridge outfit during his eight-year stint in England.

Drogba decided to move onto pastures new at the end of the 2011/12 season – opting to sign for Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.

The Ivorian international sealed a move back to Europe with Galatasaray in January after his experiment in China – alongside former Blues teammate Nicolas Anelka – failed miserably.

Drogba will be 36 in March, but I believe Mourinho should have done everything in his power to sign the Chelsea legend over the summer rather than wasting his time on trying to lure Rooney away from Manchester United.

Drogba would have been the ideal man to start ahead of the attacking trio of Oscar, Willian and Eden Hazard as his link up play is second to none.

You might think Drogba may be too old to compete in such a competitive division as the Premier League but he has adapted his game to rely on his strength rather than pace.

He is still deadly in the air, can score from set-pieces and is a predator inside the penalty area. Just ask Bacary Sagna or Per Mertesacker - who were torn apart by Drogba during the second half of Arsenal’s Emirates Cup encounter with Galatasaray at the beginning of August .

They say you should never go back to your former stomping ground – but Mourinho may have to call on Drogba’s services if Chelsea’s current crop of strikers fail to shine between now and January.

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