Werder Bremen vs Chelsea team news: Thibaut Courtois makes first Blues start in friendly, while returning Didier Drogba is on the bench

Belgian goalkeeper starts in place of Petr Cech

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Thibaut Courtois, the Chelsea goalkeeper who has been on loan at Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons, will make his first Blues start today in their pre-season friendly at Werder Bremen.

In addition, the returning Didier Drogba is set to re-debut for the club. The Ivorian striker, who signed a one-year contract with the club last week, scored 157 goals in all competitions during eight trophy-laden years with the club between 2004 and 2012. He starts today's match from the bench.

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpi, Zouma, Terry, Luis, Van Ginkel, Matic, Salah, Fabregas, Torres, Costa.

Subs: Cech, Ivanovic, Ake, Hazard, Mikel, Drogba, Cahill, Chalobah, Baker, Christensen, Boga, Solanke.