Drogba delight at Blues return

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Didier Drogba was delighted to score on his return from injury for Chelsea, notching his side's fourth in yesterday's 4-1 win over Swansea City.

The Ivorian international replaced Nicolas Anelka on 78 minutes at Stamford Bridge, having missed three weeks of action following a collision with John Ruddy in the 3-1 win over Norwich City.

Having failed to get on in the Carling Cup clash against Fulham in midweek, Drogba's opportunity was limited to the final 12 minutes of the match, but he took little time to make his mark for Andre Villas-Boas' side.

"I was really happy to be back on the pitch with my friends, with my people as I always call them, and the way the fans were supporting me was fantastic," Drogba told the official Chelsea website post-match.

"I expected to come on and play on Wednesday but it was perfect to come on and score in this game, but I want to look at the team's performance. We were one man down so it was difficult but we played really well.

"We are progressing. We made a lot of changes in the summer with a new manager coming in and it was very interesting the way we played against Swansea, and the second half we had at Manchester United was very interesting as well, so I think we are going to keep progressing."

Fernando Torres and Ramires had put the Blues in control against their Welsh opponents, before the Spanish striker saw a controversial red for the west London side.

Brazilian Ramires added further to the Chelsea lead before Ashley Williams set-up a potential grand-stand finish, only for Drogba to secure the win late-on.

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