Chelsea boss Scolari: I prayed for Drogba

Drogba suffered a knee injury during the goalless draw with Cluj in the Champions League on Wednesday. Deco, Carvalho and Essien are also on the sidelines with injuries.

Scolari said: “I am religious because I prayed for this. God help me. And sometimes God helps me.

“I prayed for Didier, as Didier is part of my family. All of these players are my family.

“When I saw the injury, I asked my God ‘Look out for this player. He has tried to play for three months and he has worked hard’.

“I think God listened and he gave to Didier one more chance to play next month.”