Chelsea fans made clear to Didier Drogba and Roberto di Matteo they wanted the pair to stay during yesterday's Champions League open top bus parade. Fittingly for the new kings of Europe, the victory parade which began at Stamford Bridge ended on the New Kings Road.

Chelsea fans threw celery - a long-time club tradition - clambered up lamp-posts and hauled themselves on top of bus stops to get a better look at their heroes.

The supporters, waving souvenir flags and some wearing Roberto di Matteo masks, echoed the thoughts of former player Gianfranco Zola in urging Drogba to stay on at Stamford Bridge.

"We love you and we want you to stay forever," read one sign.