Mourinho believes Ba's display drew parallels with Drogba, who guided Chelsea to Champions League glory in 2012.
"His contribution was massive in the game," Mourinho told Chelsea TV.
"After (the goal) he was fantastic. Fantastic central defender.
"He reminded me a bit of Didier in the old times when we needed him (in defence) in the last minutes."
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