Luiz Felipe Scolari praised the 'spirit and heart' of his players after they overcame Stoke.
Chelsea boss relieved to win, and discusses Drogba future
Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari praised the 'spirit and heart' of his players after they came from a goal down to defeat Stoke City in injury-time.
The Blues seemed to be heading for a major setback in their bid to land the title when the Potters took the lead at Stamford Bridge through Rory Delap.
However, Chelsea fought back in dramatic circumstances, as substitute Juliano Belletti and Frank Lampard netted late goals.
Scolari, who has come under pressure of late, admitted he was relieved to claim the victory.
He told Sky Sports
: "For me, the game was not very exciting, it was dangerous! We almost lost a game that we were in charge of.
"We missed many opportunities. Stoke had one chance, and scored.
"I want to say that my players have spirit and heart. They always play to win.
"Before, we have lost many games in the last minute. But today we won in the last minutes. For all the players and staff, it is fantastic."
Scolari again left Didier Drogba out of his squad, and the Brazilian intimated that the striker is unsettled.
He said: "His position at the club is the same as before. He is a professional and he wants to play every game. Maybe he is not happy."