What about Chelsea today versus Romanian?
Steaua - Chipciu, Nikolić
Chelsea - De Bruyne, Hazard
STEAUA - Tătăruşanu, Georgievski, Szukała, Gardoş, Latovlevici, Bourceanu, Pintilii, Ad.Popa, Stanciu, Cr.Tănase, Piovaccari
CHELSEA - Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Mata; Oscar; Eto'o
Almost all the Steaua players feel that they stand a chance in this match regardless of the reputation of their adversary. The back Latovlevici gave an interesting statement :
- Who cares what Mourinho thinks of us and our coach. Important thing is what our coach says. It is not money that wins games; it is what you show in the field. We are ready to win and we will give our best. With the support of our fans we will play better than we normally can-
- We did not perform well and we lost the game, that's what happens in football. We have five games left in the group so there's five games for us to put it right
- Lampard quoted after they lost to Basel.
Lampard is satisfied with mourinhos ideas and training practice regime, and pointed out that Chelsea as an experienced team ought to win such matches, if anything then due to their experience.
- We are an experienced team, therefore we cannot allow ourselves to underestimate any opponent in the Championship league. The first game proved this, and now we must keep winning starting from tomorrow.
- Lampard said before his 93rd appearance in an Championship League match.
Dissatisfied by his performances both in League Cup match with Swindon, and in training practices, Mourinho left Kevin de Bruyne in London, along with Eden Hazard who is injured. Juan Mata will be among the starting 11.