Scolari blames ‘player power’ for Chelsea exit

Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has claimed that he was forced out of the English club because several players did not support him. The Brazilian was sacked in February after an unhappy eight-month spell in London and temporarily replaced by Russia coach Guus Hiddink. The 60-year-old, who is now in charge of Uzbekistan club Bunyodkor, singled out Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Germany midfielder Michael Ballack and Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech as problem players