Chelsea were 'scared' of winning the title before Jose Mourinho gave them a half-time dressing down, says Didier Drogba

  • Didier Drogba admits Chelsea were scared before Leicester game
  • Chelsea went into game needing two wins to secure Premier League title
  • But Leicester took the lead, before Jose Mourinho had a go at the break
  • Drogba equalised early in second half, and Chelsea went on to win 3-1 

Chelsea suffered from fear in the first half against Leicester, according to veteran striker Didier Drogba, before Jose Mourinho gave them the hairdryer treatment at half time.

Chelsea fell behind shortly before the break, after a disappointing first half performance, but they came out strongly in the second half, with Drogba scoring the equalise in a 3-1 win.

And Drogba admitted the knowledge that the Premier League title was so close affected the mindset of the Chelsea players.

Didier Drogba, who scored the equaliser soon after half time, admits his side were scared in the first half

Didier Drogba, who scored the equaliser soon after half time, admits his side were scared in the first half

John Terry, scorer of the second goal, revealed that Jose Mourinho had given his side 'a telling off' at the break

John Terry, scorer of the second goal, revealed that Jose Mourinho had given his side 'a telling off' at the break

'I think maybe we were scared to win the league,' Drogba told Sky Sports after the game. 'This one was difficult, we have to credit to Leicester. We wanted to make sure that the game against Palace is going to be the one we win the title.'

Captain John Terry, who scored Chelsea's second goal, revealed that Mourinho had laid into the team at the break, after Marc Albrighton's stoppage time goal saw them go behind seconds before half time.

'We got a bit of a telling off at half time,' the Chelsea skipper admitted. 'What he said stays between us, but it wasn't good enough.'

Chelsea can now clinch the title if they beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. 

Chelsea fell behind in first half stoppage time when Marc Albrighton capitalised on a Cesar Azpilicueta slip

Chelsea fell behind in first half stoppage time when Marc Albrighton capitalised on a Cesar Azpilicueta slip

Drogba celebrates his goal, and Chelsea can now seal the title at home against Crystal Palace on Sunday

Drogba celebrates his goal, and Chelsea can now seal the title at home against Crystal Palace on Sunday