Chelsea striker Didier Drogba admitted the claims about John Terry's private life had made it a "difficult week" before Sunday's win over Arsenal.
But Drogba, who scored both goals in the 2-0 victory, said Chelsea's captain had full backing from his team-mates.
"We offered him as much support as we can, and the best thing for him is to play," said the Ivorian.
"We tried to stay together and focus on the game. The most important thing is we are top of the league."
Terry, 29, was sacked as England skipper on Friday following a week of allegations that he had an affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the ex-girlfriend of former Blues colleague Wayne Bridge.
It is a matter of time but we will stick together and keep looking forward
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba
"It is a matter of time but we will stick together and keep looking forward," added Drogba, who has now scored 12 goals in 12 matches against Arsenal.
Terry's performance against the Gunners delighted his manager Carlo Ancelotti, who described him as "the perfect captain" for Chelsea.
Terry, who was given a standing ovation by the Chelsea fans after Sunday's victory, set up Drogba's first goal, and Ancelotti said: "I wanted to hug him at the end to thank him for his performance.
"For the team it is important to have this leadership. He is always in control of the game and really he has a strong mentality."
He added: "The England captaincy was not my decision and I do not want to judge this decision."
Ancelotti's Arsenal counterpart, Arsene Wenger, said he was "proud" of his players' performance despite losing the Stamford Bridge encounter. The Frenchman also insisted that his side could still claim the Premier League title.
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