Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari insists there's nothing sinister in leaving Didier Drogba back in London for their tour of Asia.

"Didier's future with Chelsea is normal because he has a contract with us," said Scolari. "I think he's very happy with Chelsea.

"I hope when we come back he'll be in good condition."

Scolari says he hopes Drogba will be available to him in three to four weeks as he looks to shake off the knee problem.

"Didier is injured. The doctor and our medical staff made a plan to have him training and playing in maybe three or four weeks," added Scolari.

"But at this moment it's impossible for Didier to come with us."