Less than 48 hours after Didier Drogba scored arguably the two most important goals in Chelsea FC history, the club legend announced that he would not be signing a new contract with the team, telling French Football magazine that he is “readying myself for a great leap into the unknown. It will be another adventure."
The news did not come as any real surprise to many who thought the 34-year-old in the last year of his contract would not be with the club next season. It seemed as perfect time as ever for him to move on, especially given the results of Saturday night.
Though Drogba has distanced himself from the reports through his agent, there is still heavy speculation that he will be leaving this summer.
Chelsea must turn their attention forward and begin to see who will step into the take the Ivorian's spot. There is no one who can fill his shoes in terms of what he does both on the pitch and in the locker room, but the Blues will have to do their best to make up for it somehow.
Here are five players who could come in as the answer.