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Bosingwa to miss Pompey clash
27 Jul 2008 - 13:04:36
Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa looks set to miss the opening Premier League game of the season against Portsmouth in less than three weeks' time after picking up a thigh injury on the club's pre-season tour of Asia and Russia.
The 25-year-old Portugal international sustained the problem in the first half of the friendly clash with Guangzhou Pharmaceutical and a scan has revealed the extent of the injury.
Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari said: "He is out for two weeks minimum for treatment and he won't be able to play for three weeks.
"At the moment, he is out of the first game against Portsmouth.
"But I have players who can cover. I played with Paulo (Ferreira) here, (Michael) Essien also played there for 30 minutes, and they both played very well so it is not a problem for us."
Bosingwa moved to Stamford Bridge from FC Porto in May for £16.3million after penning a three-year contract with the Blues.