Andriy Shevchenko remains confident he can score goals for Chelsea.
"I'm a realist and I understand that you don't get dozens of chances in a game. But I'm planning to score 15-20 goals in the Premier League this season," Shevchenko said. Evidently more bullish off the pitch than on it, he added that in the Champions League, "only victory will do," and that Chelsea "will definitely be fighting for the title" and "are 100 per cent ready for what will be a tough campaign".
Shevchenko, though, was willing to talk about Jose Mourinho and his exit.
"I can't hide that for most of the players it was a genuine surprise," he said. "After all, under Mourinho, the team, overall, was not playing badly. As for Grant, it's not as if he has just arrived - everyone here knows him and likes him. The players are now ready to support the manager in what is not an easy situation.
"Grant showed his worth as a solid specialist with the victory over Valencia."