Bremen: Chelsea slumped to their first pre-season defeat yesterday as they were beaten 0-3 by Werder Bremen in Germany to spoil the return of Didier Drogba and the debut of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Ivory Coast legend Drogba made his first appearance for Chelsea since scoring the penalty that won the 2012 Champions League in Munich.
However, Jose Mourinho's side were already 0-2 down at that point and Drogba's return ended in a tame defeat at the Weserstadion.
Blues captain John Terry conceded a soft penalty after 20 minutes when he needlessly blocked the ball with his arm and Dutch winger Eljero Elia stepped up to plant his spot-kick past Belgian 'keeper Courtois, who has joined up with Chelsea after a long-term loan at Atletico Madrid.
It got worse for the visitors 17 minutes later when Terry was again implicated as Polish winger Ludovic Obraniak darted past the static centre-half to glance a header past Courtois.
Bremen won a second penalty in the last minute for Felix Kroos to stroke the ball past Petr Cech.