Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has played down the injury concerns over Michael Ballack and Didier Droga after the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Werder Bremen.
Ballack and Drogba suffered knocks ahead of Sunday’s top-of-the-table Premiership clash with Manchester United.
“Ballack’s injury is nothing special. It is just pain, the opponent put his studs on his muscle,” he said.
“Didier is the same. He has a pain in the ankle but it is nothing serious.”
Mourinho admitted their first reverse in Europe this season “was not a super game by Chelsea”, but said that qualification was all that mattered.
“I am never happy with a defeat but this is different because we have still qualified for the second stage of the competition,” he said.
“But to go into the last game of the group stage having already qualified is an achievement. That is very important.”
“I think we showed that we wanted to get something in every moment of the game. Nobody can say we didn’t come here and play this seriously.
“I felt we were not lucky with the small details.
“It was not a free-kick that led to the corner and their goal, and maybe we deserved a draw, but Bremen showed spirit and enthusiasm and got the three points.”