Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is of the view that, Chelsea will find it harder than they think to cope without Didier Drogba.
Striker Drogba left Stamford Bridge in the summer after a glittering eight-year stay which saw him win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and finally, the Champions League.
He sealed that memorable success over Bayern Munich with the winning penalty, having already scored in normal time, his 157th and final goal for the club.
A move to China and Shanghai Shenhua followed but, although Chelsea have made an unbeaten start to life without him,
According to Mourinho, who signed him for Chelsea in 2004, it is only a matter of time before the European Champions start to miss the prolific Ivorian.
Mourinho kickstarted the club`s run of success by guiding them to back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006, and whenever a vacancy has cropped up at Stamford Bridge, he has been linked with a return.
And, although he has reiterated his love of the club, he says he will be returning to England and to any club when his time with Real comes to an end.