scored his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they recorded their biggest Champions League win with a dominant victory against Maribor at Stamford Bridge.
Loic Remy swept in the opener but was quickly replaced by Drogba after injuring himself when scoring.
Drogba then converted a penalty before John Terry slid in a third.
A Mitja Viler own goal put Chelsea in command before Eden Hazard scored a penalty and drove in a late sixth.
Agim Ibraimi hit the post with a penalty for Maribor, but in truth the Slovenians were well beaten.
Chelsea have seven points from three games to sit top of Group G, and will be confident of reaching the knockout stage.
It was almost the perfect win for boss Jose Mourinho, although the injury to Remy was a cause for concern.
With Diego Costa out with a hamstring injury, the Blues could face Sunday’s Premier League trip to Manchester United with Drogba as the club’s only fit first-team striker.
For now, Mourinho will surely be satisfied with another impressive performance from his side which extends their run of wins to 10 from 12 games in all competitions.