Chelsea have been dealt a blow prior to their key clashes against Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal, after it was revealed that their veteran striker Didier Drogba has been ruled out for the next two weeks, as reported by the Daily Star.
This means that he will miss tonight’s clash with Sporting in the Champions League, and Sunday’s important Premier League clash against title rivals Arsenal.
It was expected that Drogba would play a role tonight, having surprisingly started Chelsea’s clash with Schalke in the opening match of the group stage of Europe’s elite competition.
However, it is now believed that Spain international Diego Costa will start the game against Sporting tonight, despite his fitness woes.
The Brazilian born striker has had hamstring problems since moving to Stamford Bridge, and needs special attention to manage the issue.
This could come as a boost to Arsenal, who might find the striker to be below par as a result of his excursions against Sporting tonight.