Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is happy Didier Drogba is now his teammate after victory over Stoke City.

Drogba has scored eight goals in 15 league and cup games against Bolton since he joined Chelsea - and Cahill was on the receiving end of far too many for his liking.

England defender Cahill said: "Didier is a handful and took his goal well. He is a fantastic player and I am glad I am playing with him as opposed to against him.

"Most of the games against him were tough. At Bolton we had a bad record against Chelsea - they were one of our bogey sides.

"His free-kicks are another aspect of his game. He has proved a top player over the years."