He's still got it, hasn't he...Didier Drogba rolled back the years last night as he led the Chelsea line in style against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.
At 36-years-old, Drogba is without a doubt a veteran of the game, but he is still a class act and is justifying the faith shown in him by boss Jose Mourinho.
New strike force
Mourinho, of course, brought the Ivorian back to the club this past summer as he moved on the likes of Demba Ba, Fernando Torres Samuel Eto'o. And it's a move that has paid off.
With five goals already to his name, he's proving quite the asset as the Blues go in search of glory. And he's scored some huge goals too. Diego Costa, another one of Mourinho's summer signings, is undisputedly the No.1 forward at the club, but Drogba is a marvellous replacement.
At Old Trafford in October, he was handed the chance to star in one of the biggest games of the season. And, unsurprisingly, he didn't disappoint. In fact, if it wasn't for Robin van Persie's lat equaliser, he would have left the Theatre of Dreams as the match winner.
Going back to last night's game, and the forward proved once again that he can deliver when his side need him too. In truth, he sealed the game with his first half strike against Spurs.
His strike oozed class; he oozes class. Mourinho, clearly, is happy with his summer decision...
When asked about the striker's performance last night, Mourinho told reporters: "It's remarkable. First of all, he's a team player. He's not selfish, not vain. He's a humble guy who plays for the team, fights for the team. He's fantastic.
"I was expecting exactly this. I played against him at Real Madrid and I could feel the kind of potential he still has."
He's a winner too and he's the type of player Mourinho wants in his dressing room. As Chelsea look to secure the Premier League title this season, the forward will help turn the club's dressing room into champions.
He's a winner
While Chelsea are performing at such a high standard this season, it's easy to forget that they haven't won the title in the last four years. There are a number of Blues players who aren't Premier League champions. Drogba, though, is and he will continue to use his experience to keep the club at the top.
That's why the Blues boss is determined to keep the player at the club even when his playing days come to an end. Let's just hope he continues for a little while longer yet.
With the likes of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Co. providing the Chelsea strikers this season, Mourinho's superb team really will take some stopping. Drogba may well become a Premier League champion one more time.
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