The 36-year-old has signed a one-year contract with the club and admits Jose Mourinho was a key factor in his decision to return to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have completed the signing of Didier Drogba on a one-year contract.
The 36-year-old returns to Stamford Bridge having left in 2012 after winning the Champions League.
Drogba, who featured for Ivory Coast at the World Cup earlier this summer, has scored 157 goals in 341 appearances for Chelsea and has also won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups with the club.
Which is kind of a joke, because all the WC players are still out and about, but might still be fun to watch. For one ... Alaba and Bastuber!!! Plus - young players!
So here is the schedule for those of you who might be interested.
Saturday, July 26th (all is European Standard Time - Berlin) 18.30 Hamburger SV - VfL Wolfsburg 20.30 FC Bayern München - Borussia Mönchengladbach
Sunday, July 27th 16.30 match for 3rd 18.15 Final
All the matches will be on SAT.1 in German TV and SAT.1 will be streaming all the matches online, too, so check if you might be able to watch them. It's on their football site: http://www.ran.de
Btw ... in case you are watching U19 Germany vs. Ukraine. Levin Öztunali is Uwe Seeler's grandson. And for those of you who don't know who Uwe Seeler is ... (what kind of football fan are you anyway??? *gg*) ... here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uwe_Seeler
Los Merengues are back and they are ready to take the upcoming season by storm (LA LIGA IS OURS FOR THE TAKING!) The NT players took a vacation after flying home early from the World Cup and the rest of the boys trained early for the Champions Cup in the US. A team of 20 (including Gareth "No Relation to Christian" Bale, Glorious Bearded Prince Xabi and Mr. "I Headbutted Troll Mueller" Pepe) flied to LA while San Iker, Sex God Ramos and Modric soon followed. (Crispy was in Japan for a skincare lifestyle thing and is currently hard at work... posing in his underwear for his new line.)
Their first match will be against Inter Milan on July 26, at 3 PM. They'll take on AS Roma next on July 29, at 8:15 PM. Then it's Real Madrid vs. Manchester United on August 2, at 4:06 PM The finals (should Madrid win all their matches which they probably will) is going to be held on August 4 at 8PM.
No word on the line-up yet but I'm expecting Bale, Xabi and Pepe to start.
Feel free to share some pre-season gems (or any kind of gem really) in the comments!