Bet Torres is glad to see you… Chelsea legend Drogba back to train over the winter (and maybe give some goalscoring lessons)
17:48 GMT, 5 December 2012
Didier Drogba has rejoined at Chelsea… but sadly for his adoring fans, it's only for some winter training.
He's not back to ease the pressure on the hapless Fernando Torres. Instead, he will simply train in the Chinese off-season.
The Shanghai Shenhua striker left Chelsea in the summer after providing a parting gift of the Champions League trophy.
Back but not in business: Didier Drogba has returned to Chelsea to train during the break between Chinese seasons
Legend: Drogba is missed by the Stamford Bridge faithful, who parade this banner
Now, 200 days after that momentous triumph in Munich's Allianz Arena, he is back.
Wearing a training strip with Romelu Lukaku's No 18 on the front, Drogba is pictured with youngster Aziz Deen-Conteh.
Lukaku sees Drogba as his idol and the players are close – perhaps it is a hint to new boss Rafael Benitez to recall the Belgian powerhouse.
Tough times: Fernando Torres has struggled for goal – with and without Drogba
Backing: Drogba wore a training shirt with Romelu Lukaku's number
Whether Benitez had any say over Drogba's return to Chelsea is unknown – the pair certainly had their disagreements while the Spaniard was in charge of Liverpool.
He branded Drogba a diver and in return the Ivorian sent the Reds crashing out of the Champions League semi-final with a superb display.