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Drogba to miss start of EPL season

August 05, 2008 09:40 IST

Forward Didier Drogba is set to miss Chelsea's first two games of the new Premier League season due to a knee injury, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was quoted as telling British media on Monday.

The Ivory Coast striker missed Chelsea's pre-season tour of Asia and the subsequent Railway Cup tournament in Moscow and he may not be fit to play before the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Aug. 31.

"Didier will not play in our first game against Portsmouth and will probably miss the second against Wigan," Scolari was quoted as saying.

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