Chelsea boss Avram Grant insists striker Andriy Shevchenko didn't travel with the squad for their clash at Olympiacos because of injury.

He said: "Shevchenko is not here because he is not 100 percent so we prefer to leave him and play with the reserves and make him ready.

"We did the same with Ballack three months ago and we hope it will help his condition. If you remember he was very good before his injury and we hope to see him again like this."