Many people may argue that Didier Drogba wasn't needed at all by Chelsea due to his tender age of 36 and being a long way past his prime. However, Drogba is still a big aerial threat, and will bring his experience and leadership to Stamford Bridge.
It was recently announced by Chelsea that Drogba will wear the number 15 shirt next season, the number he was originally allocated when he was signed from Marsielle in 2004. Drogba has become one of four main striking options, however there are better, younger players competing with him.
Romelu Lukaku, Fernando Torres and Diego Costa, who was signed this summer, will all be challenging for the first-team spot next season. Had this been the circumstances four or five years ago, Drogba would have definitely gotten that spot. However he is past his best.
Although he may not be starting many league games next season, Drogba may be used in the Capital One and FA Cups next season and this will give the other three strikers, mainly Costa, more time to regain fitness and rest despite fixture congestion.
As well as this, Drogba will add confidence to the team, as well as useful experience and strong leadership. He can make a big impact when he does play, especially in the air.
While many people may be excited to see Drogba in England once again, the Ivorian's return means bad news for Arsenal next season. Drogba has so far found the back of the next 15 times in 15 games, two of those goals coming for his previous side Galatasaray.
All his past experience and evident leadership quality can be useful for Chelsea, even if he isn't a starter.
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