Didier Drogba redefined the centre-forward position during an incredible career at Chelsea, altering perceptions around the role of a Premier League striker.
Goals no longer became the sole standard on which centre-forwards were judged, with Drogba’s perpetual motion of power and pace occupying backlines singlehandedly and contributing towards Premier League teams moving away from traditional two-man partnerships.
The Ivorian powerhouse produced a long list of moments that cemented his name in Chelsea folklore, from a catalogue of cup final goals to that performance as the west Londoners won the Champions League in 2012.
Perhaps his finest individual campaign came during the 2009/10 season, however, as Drogba elevated his game to new levels as the spearhead of Carlo Ancelotti’s free-scoring Chelsea team.
Drogba finished as the Premier League’s leading scorer and netted 37 goals across all competitions, a haul which fired the Blues to a famous domestic double.
Here we remember just how unplayable Didier Drogba was during the 2009/10 season.