Blues could kick off campaign without returning hero.
Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Hungarian side Ferecvaros was overshadowed by an ankle injury sustained by returning striker Didier Drogba on Sunday night, and there are fears that he could now miss the start of the season next weekend, the Daily Mirror reports.
Chelsea were opening the brand new Groupama Arena in Budapest but fell behind in the early exchanges after a strike from ex-West Brom man Zoltan Gera.
However, an impressive fightback ensued after Jose Mourinho made a plethora of substitutions and the Blues were soon level thanks to a stunning striker from midfielder Ramires.
The victory was then sealed thanks to a tremendous solo effort courtesy of new boy Cesc Fabregas.
However, Drogba was forced off during the first half with an ankle knock, and there are concerns that he will miss next Saturday’s season opener against Burnley.
The Ivorian carried a heavy limp as he departed the pitch and will undergo further tests later this week.