Chelsea have had a reasonable start to the season although they will be without one of their star players for the next two matches, with Didier Drogba currently recovering from a head injury after being knocked unconscious in the Blues’ recent match against Norwich.
The Ivorian was involved in an innocent collision with the Canaries goalkeeper, with Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas revealing that Drogba was in serious pain for several days after the match and that his next likely game will be Manchester United in ten days’ time.
Villas-Boas said: “Didier Drogba still might be in between [being unfit and fully fit]. He has to be authorised medically to make his full return to training. He has been doing light sessions, of course, with our physios. Let’s push it to the limit to try for him to be available for Man United.
“I wouldn’t say he would be available for Leverkusen. He is probably out for Sunderland and Bayer Leverkusen.
“The first days [following the injury] were tremendous pain. He had his family supporting him and complete support from the medical staff 24/7. We’ve given support since. We have to make sure he’s fully recovered before he comes back to training because that is the requirement neurologically. Has to be right [mentally] as well.”