Chelsea midfielder Ramires hopes Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is granted a warm welcome back by fans at Stamford Bridge.

Ramires has urged Chelsea fans to give Scolari a great reception for Monday's friendly against Russia.

Ramires said: "I was surprised it didn't work out for him at Chelsea.

"It was a premature departure after a few games. This is going to be different for him, he is returning as Brazil coach and I hope the Chelsea fans will welcome him. I'm sure Scolari still loves the Chelsea crowd. I'm hoping they will be there to support him as well."