- Didier Drogba wants to come out of retirement and rejoin Chelsea
- The 42-year-old wants to take a cue from former teammate Petr Cech
- The ex-Czech keeper was named as a backup keeper for the Blues by Frank Lampard
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has jokingly said he is coming out of retirement two years after hanging his boots.
The Ivorian said this while reacting to the news of former teammate Petr Cech being named as a backup goalkeeper by Frank Lampard.
He will deputise for Eduoard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Willy Caballero at Stamford Bridge for this season.
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Drogba who was a part of their Champions League triumph in 2012 said on Twitter that he is on his way to the club's training complex. He said:
"already on his way to Cobham."
During his two stints at Stamford Bridge, Drogba won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and a famous Champions League victory.
The 42-year-old Ivorian scored 164 goals and 86 assists in 381 appearances across all competitions for the London club.
He also had stints at Galatasaray, Montreal Impact among other top clubs before calling it quit two years back.
According to Daily Mail, Lampard said after bringing Cech out of retirement as a backup goalkeeper
"It's definitely not for the romance. Pete's been training with the keepers for a little while. He's very fit and still relatively young. Pete finished playing when he could have probably carried on and taken on his role at Chelsea, which he does very well.
"We had a space in the squad and this year is like no other because of Covid and what it might do to selection and isolation. So it was an easy one. Pete will still do his day job but he's there if we need him.
"Whether we see him or not I'm not so sure. It depends how the season goes with Covid and isolations. I certainly felt it was a no-brainer to have Pete in the squad for that reason and he can only help the goalkeepers we have. He's one of the best in the world in the modern era."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Frank Lampard has named his summer signing Edouard Mendy as Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper.
The 28-year-old completed a move to Stamford Bridge this summer from Rennes as a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga who has endured an underwhelming form in recent months.
Having missed Chelsea's 3-3 draw against Southampton in the Premier League through injury, the Senegalese keeper was drafted in the starting XI against Sevilla in the Champions League.
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