Chelsea boss hails Drogba

The Blues won the game 2-1 after goals by Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba.

“Drogba is one of the best strikers in the world,” said Scolari. “I have more options now he is fit. But he didn’t have a pre-season build-up because of injury and when he came back he got injured again.

“Then he was suspended and now he is back again. But it gives me a chance to play a different system sometimes. Before he was fit, I could not do that.

“He is important but don’t forget we are second in the Champions League group and second in the Barclays Premier League because our top scorer is Nicolas Anelka.

“Drogba is one of the best in the world but I need to think about Anelka. He is as important as Drogba. After this, it is my job to put the two together.”

He added: “I think we played well, but not very well. We had more of the ball but they did well on the counter-attack.

“They have a very good group and good spirit and I like some of the Cluj players.

“We played with spirit and fight. Maybe some of my players made mistakes but the others helped them. All of my players are important, not just one. We played as a team today.”