Chelsea captain John Terry and coach Avram Grant were united in their praise of Didier Drogba, whose brace helped set them on the way to a 4-0 win away to Rosenborg which booked their place in the Champions League last 16.
The Ivorian returned to the team after injury and two goals in the first 20
minutes set up the win, finished off by an Alex free-kick and a second-half
effort from Joe Cole.
Terry told Sky Sports: 'We got the result and that puts us through. Didier
was fantastic with the support of Shauny (Wright-Phillips) and Coley.
'Didier was different class, collectively it was a great performance from
Asked whether the team were spurred on after Rosenborg held Chelsea at
Stamford Bridge in Jose Mourinho's last game in charge, Terry added: 'To get
three points and get us through was enough determination.
'(Rosenborg) surprised us at the Bridge and they beat Valencia home and away,
they now face a tough game to get through themselves (away to Schalke).
'The pitch was quite boggy but we managed to adapt to it well, and the early
goal killed them off.'
Grant was equally impressed by Drogba and once again felt his 'vision' for
an attacking Chelsea was getting closer to being realised.
'Many teams cannot live with Didier, we move the ball well so he can play
good football,' he said.
'I think Chelsea has the new vision of the club. We can improve our game but
you see that the players want to play positive football. This is our target.'