English Premiership

Jose inspired by Drogba

2014-10-30 13:11
Didier Drogba (AFP)

Cape Town - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho does not have to rely on Diego Costa for goals following a resurgence in Didier Drogba's career at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge for a second spell at the club and faced a tough task reproducing his exploits for Chelsea from 2004-12, when he scored 157 goals in 342 appearances and was always the man for the big occasion.

But he hasn't lost his eye for goal.

Filling in while Costa and Loic Remy were injured, the 36-year-old Drogba scored in each of the last three games, against Maribor in the Champions League, United in the league and Shrewsbury in the League Cup.

He also played the full 90 minutes against United and Shrewsbury, despite the games being only two days apart.

"If I was a kid player and I played with this guy on my side, what more could I wish for?" said "the Special One".

Costa may be fit after illness and injury for the QPR game, however, and will surely be selected over Drogba if that is the case.

Chelsea host their London rivals, Queens Park Rangers, at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The match kicks off at 17:00.

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