Didier Drogba could become vital to Chelsea once again

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Didier Drogba's sensational Chelsea return appears to have become yet another José Mourinho transfer masterpieces.

Having struck on three occasions in his last three games, the legendary Ivorian forward has proved that Mourinho made the correct call on the reinstatement of one of Chelsea's greatest ever players status as a blue.

Persistent hamstring troubles and a mystery viral infection have kept star striker Diego Costa on the sidelines in recent weeks, with backup forward Loïc Rémy also sidelined due to a groin injury sustained whilst scoring against Maribor about a week ago. Didier Drogba will be looking to capitalise on the misfortunes of his fellow forwards.

Despite the reduction of Drogba's physical abilities, the forward has expressed his desire to score and displayed the maintaining of his finishing ability.

Upon his return to Stamford Bridge, the Ivorian appeared sloppy on the ball and frankly, well past it. But Drogba is put those doubts behind him, featuring heavily and scoring in three games in the short space of just a week.

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Sweeping home a penalty in typical Drogba style, the style used to take the most important shot of Chelsea history on the 19th of May 2012 in Munich, against Maribor.

Following up that goal with another at the weekend in a fixture against Manchester United, powering home a header in a fashion reminiscent of another goal on that night in Munich.

Drogba impressive against Shrewsbury

Drogba then went on to fire home against Shrewsbury on Tuesday with a brilliant improvised finish, after good work by Mohamed Salah. With the increasingly impressive performances from Drogba, the forward will be hoping to push Rémy to obtain a spot higher up the pecking order.

Although he may not overtake Costa in said order, Drogba could tussle for a few more minutes playing time and could undertake the role as 'super sub', ready to impact games.

Regardless of Drogba's waning influence on games since his first stint in blue, the forward won't be content warming the bench following his return.

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