Fernando Torres might have hoped his two goals against Nordsjaelland would act as a stimulant for his dismal Chelsea career, but just when the Spaniard thought he had got into his stride Didier Drogba has returned to Stamford Bridge.
Drogba was unanimously Chelsea's first-choice striker ahead of Torres during their 18 months together and proved his worth by scoring in the FA Cup and Champions League finals with the Spaniard dropped to the bench for both occasions.
But it's not quite like that. Drogba is training with his former club to maintain his fitness in the close season after the Chinese Super League ended for the year.
The Shanghai Shenhua striker, whose final kick for Chelsea won the club its first Champions League trophy this year, recently made a request to Fifa to allow him special dispensation to move on loan. However the governing body is unlikely to grant Drogba permission.
Drogba is keen to remain match fit with the African Cup of Nations beginning next month. The Ivory Coast captain, who is also his country's top scorer, has played in two losing finals for his country.