Could Drogba return to the Bridge ? (©GettyImages)
Could Drogba return to the Bridge ? (©GettyImages).

Why Chelsea must bring back Didier Drogba

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With his last kick in Chelsea blue Didier Drogba cemented his status as a true Stamford Bridge great.

After all it was arguably the big Ivorian that carried the Blues to the first Champions league triumph in the club's history. After deciding to not pursue in future in Turkey; should Chelsea bring him back?

In addition to the pleasing of the Chelsea faithful that a Drogba return would bring , the former Chelsea hit man would add a wealth of experience to a young Chelsea squad. The departures of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole have only intensified the need for the return of Dider Drogba to Stamford Brigde in a playing or coaching capacity.

As much as the fact that Drogba is no longer playing in the Premier League or one of Europe's top leagues counts against him, Drogba has proved with Galatasaray that he is still a top player.

With Chelsea's striking corps coming in for a lot of criticism last season adding Drogba in what looks like an overhaul of the Chelsea forward line would only put the Blues in a superior position to last season. With a deal for Diego Costa imminent and it looking increasingly likely that Romelu Lukaku will be the No.2 striker, Drogba could fill the problematic third striker slot, much like Demba Ba last season.

Whether Drogba returns in a playing capacity, a coaching capacity or a combination of the two, the presence of Drogba at Stamford Bridge would undoubtedly have a positive impact on the clubs morale as well as providing a first hand inspiration and mentor for some of Chelsea's young stars like Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard.

For these reasons alone Chelsea should make their recently departed legend a transfer priority.

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