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With the arrival of Fernando Torres, Drogba must of thought that his time at Chelsea was coming to an end. However, to his credit, he has hung in there and managed to force himself back into the starting lineup, showing glimpses of his old self against Valencia and Newcastle.
But being the age of 33, his time is coming to an end already. It's now, how long do you want Drogba around for?
Torres isn't the only player that has come in front of Drogba recently, with the eventual emergence of Daniel Sturridge and now with the signing of Juan Mata while also having Lukaku breathing down his neck. One injury, and potentially, Drogba could be fifth in the pecking order, though that is unlikely.
It is hard for every top player to accept when he isn't the player he once was. Unfortunately, he isn't, and we have to accept that just as much as he does.
But, and it is a massive but, will he agree to being a squad player? My heart says no.