Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech hailed matchwinner Didier Drogba after victory over Stoke City.

The Ivory Coast talisman has been the focal point of the Blues' attack since he signed for the club from Marseille for £24 million in 2004.

"Didier profited from Mata's beautiful pass and he finished it expertly," Cech told his official website.

"He went around the goalkeeper and scored his 100th goal in the English league. He has been here nearly eight years and he has an amazing average of goals scored per game.

"And he did not even play for some time with injuries. I congratulate him, he is still an exceptional striker."