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Drogba to miss start of EPL season

August 04, 2008 21:19 IST

Forward Didier Drogba [Images] is set to miss Chelsea's first two games of the new English Premier League season due to a knee injury, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari [Images] 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 [Images] and he may not be fit to play before the London [Images] derby against Tottenham Hotspur on August 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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