Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is happy that Francesco Totti is missing for Roma ahead of tonight's Champions League clash.

Roma, struggling near the foot of Serie A, have lost the valuable experience of Totti in attack and while Scolari was sympathetic, he knows it will help his team's cause.

"Totti is a fantastic player," said Scolari. "But when a team loses a player like that, it is good for the opposition."

The final of the Champions League is being played in the Olympic Stadium but Scolari would not be drawn on his team's ability to come back in May.

"There is a long way to go," he said. "Tomorrow is an important game that we want to win and go to the next stage.

"We are here to beat Roma. But I like the hotel we are staying in and if we should arrive in the final and the hotel will have us, I would like to be there."