Didier Drogba apprehensive on Chelsea return

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba admits he is 'apprehensive' ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge with Galatasaray this week.

The Ivorian international became a club legend in west London, joining from Marseille in the summer of 2004 and winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League trophy.

With over 150 Chelsea goals to his name in all competitions, it's hard to imagine Drogba receiving a poor reception from the fans on Tuesday night, but with their Champions League last 16 tie evenly poised at 1-1, he's not 100% sure.

"It is the club where I experienced everything. I experienced the highest level, big games - it allowed me to get closer to the best players in the world," he told the official UEFA website.

"It is a very special moment because I do not know what my reaction will be. I am quite apprehensive about it."

However, Drogba has dared to dream that he will receive a positive response from all sections of the ground when he appears from the Chelsea tunnel, and is looking forward to seeing some old faces on the King's Road.

"I think I'm allowed to say that I will receive a warm welcome because I know Chelsea's fans and our relationship is really special. It will be great to see them again. I am looking forward to it," he concluded.

Drogba was unable to get on the scoresheet in the first meeting between the two sides, with Fernando Torres' opener cancelled out by Aurelien Chedjou.

But, if he does score against Jose Mourinho's side in the second leg, then some sort of ovation must be expected.

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