PHOTOS: Didier Drogba gets standing ovation on Stamford Bridge return

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And Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was all smiles as the Blues striker came on.

Didier Drogba made a triumphant Premier League return to Stamford Bridge against Leicester City.

No, the Ivorian did not score. But little will he care.

For his run onto the turf at Chelsea was the stuff of dreams. The crowd gave him a standing ovation and owner Roman Abramovich was all smiles.

Drogba came on with around 10 minutes to go after goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard had put the Blues 2-0 up.

In the end, Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners, making it two wins out of two for Jose Mourinho's men in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Match of the Day host Gary Lineker described the Ivorian as one of the best players English football has seen in the last 50 years.

After the game, boss Mourinho told NBC Sports: “We didn’t play good first half. We were a bit slow moving the ball, slow-thinking and we needed to change.

“Sometimes, you don’t need to change players you just need to change attitude so we did that.

“We had so many chances, so many occasions to score, so obviously we deserved the victory.

 Chelsea's next Premier League action sees them travel to Everton.

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