Scolari suggested the decision to include Stoch and Di Santo in the squad to face Stoke represented a change in philosophy at the club, with more emphasis on blooding young talent that signing expensive stars.
As it turned out, both players came off the bench to inspire Chelsea's fightback.
"Di Santo is a young boy. He came on the pitch and helped us," said Scolari. "Miroslav Stoch is a young boy and he helped us.
"This is the way for Chelsea in this moment. I have to follow the idea of the board and my idea for the future of Chelsea."
Whatever strategy Scolari adopts, he will have the backing of Frank Lampard.
The England midfielder celebrated his goal against Stoke by running to the technical area to embrace his coach - and he was soon joined by the whole team for a celebratory group hug.
"We are all behind him," declared Lampard. "It is difficult when people keep try to say things to split things up.
"The manager first of all is a very good man and he has been a very successful manager for a long time.
"Hopefully that success is going to come here."
Drogba was also left out of the Chelsea squad for the midweek FA Cup replay at Southend.
But Scolari says the forward might come into the reckoning for next weekend's FA Cup fourth-round clash at home to Championship side Ipswich.
"He is training every day. Maybe next week, I choose him to play," said the Brazilian. "It is a choice of mine, that's all."
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