Didier Drogba feels their Champions League triumph last night was destiny for Chelsea. Despite playing the final on their opponents' home ground, conceding the opening goal with just eight minutes remaining, then giving away a penalty at the start of extra-time and being forced into a shoot-out in front of the Bayern fans, Chelsea emerged victorious.

"It was written a long time ago that Chelsea were going to win," said Drogba.

"I have been here for eight years and we were always so close, and yet so far at the same time.

"Now we have the cup. The cup is going back to Stamford Bridge and it is the best feeling ever."