Frank Lampard reveals Didider Drogba nerves ahead of Chelsea return

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard reveals that he has been texting Didier Drogba ahead of their clash against Galatasaray

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Frank Lampard is Chelsea's record goal-scorer Photo: The Sport Review

Frank Lampard has revealed that Didier Drogba is feeling “nervous” ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea make the trip to Drogba’s current employers Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night.

e was delighted and nervous actually because he said it would be difficult for him to come here to Stamford Bridge

Frank Lampard

Drogba called time on a decorated Chelsea career following their European triumph in 2012 and completed a move to China.

However, the 35-year-old moved to Galatasaray in January 2012 and Lampard lifted the lid on his text message exchange with Drogba following the last-16 draw.

“I texted him after the draw because we still keep in touch,” Lampard said on Chelsea TV.

“He was delighted and nervous actually because he said it would be difficult for him to come here to Stamford Bridge. He still sees it as his home and his love.

“I said to him that once he gets back and has the reaction from the fans, he will absolutely love it, both games. I’m sure he will. The draw did have an air of inevitability. It is amazing how often these things happen in football.”

Lampard added: “You will see a return of a hero and rightly so with what he did with his last kick for us [in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich].”

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