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Chelsea boss Mourinho: Drogba had presence here even when he was gone

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is excited to be working with Didier Drogba again. Drogba linked up with the squad yesterday but was not involved as Chelsea beat Slovenian outfit Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 in a friendly with Diego Costa and Kurt Zouma scoring their first goals for the Blues - while Fernando Torres missed a sitter.

And afterwards Mourinho said: "First of all when he came, for everybody else it looks like he never left the club.

" It was so normal, nothing new because he knows everybody, everybody knows him.

" He was ever present even when he wasn't (here).

"Chelsea belonged to him even in he last two years when he was in a Galatasaray and Shanghai shirt.

"So it looks like he went for a short holiday and come back, so everything normal.

"But yes I think we need him. We need him as a player for our squad to be the way I like.

"Because I like my squad with different qualities not just a football players but also in terms of personalities.

"I like to have players with different personalities. As a player and person he is somebody we need to be strong."

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