However, like he did in Munich and so many times for Chelsea before, Didier Drogba is ripping up the script and proving all the doubters wrong.
With their two main forwards Diego Costa and Loic Remy out through injury, Drogba has led the line in a Champions League game, a six pointer at Old Trafford in the Premier League and now a potentially tricky away trip in the League Cup. And scored in each and every game.
Looking like he is back and has plenty to give, Drogba is showing those who wrote him off a thing or two – and we think that he could well become a key player for the Blues once again.
With that in mind, click on Drogba’s best ever moment in a Chelsea shirt to unveil the five reasons we think he still has a part to play for the Blues.
Chelsea fans. How vital do you think Drogba can be for you this season? Was bringing him home a masterstroke by Mourinho? Let us know your thoughts below or tweet us @LaFootyettes.