Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that Didier Drogba could be fit to face Burnley in the Blues’ Premier League opener at Turf Moor.
Drogba, 36, picked up an injury last week during a pre-season friendly and is touch-and-go for Chelsea’s league opener away to Burnley, but Mourinho has hinted that he could return quicker due to the club’s excellent medical facilities and Drogba’s ability to recover quickly.
The game against Burnley is six days away and Mourinho will start with Diego Costa, who scored two goals against Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge last night, but would probably prefer if Drogba were fit to sit on the substitutes bench.
Fernando Torres was set to leave the club this summer but has remained in place despite some rumoured interest from Atletico Madrid. He has struggled throughout pre-season with a lot of poor performances being highlighted by awful missed chances and poor displays in front of goal.
For that reason, Mourinho is hoping Drogba will be fit, and is not ruling it out either.
“He’s good,” reported the Portuguese. “I don’t want to say ready for Monday but with the quality of our medical department and the mentality he has, I’m not saying it’s impossible for him to recover for Monday.”