Chelsea ‘in a good place’ ahead of tonight’s big game

Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea are relishing their demanding end to the season and will cope with the fixture pile-up ahead.

They face Benfica tonight at Stamford Bridge, where a draw would be enough to take them into the semi-finals of the Champions League.

It would also mean the Blues will play at least 11 matches in the space of 40 days – more if they progress to the European or FA Cup final.

But interim boss Di Matteo insists they are ready for the challenge.

He said: “It’s demanding for the players at the moment, but fortunately we are in a really good place because all the players seem to be available and that will help us.

“There are a lot of clubs that would like to have so many games and be involved in these competitions. We will just keep going and trying to win something.”

See also:
Huge fitness boost for Chelsea ahead of Benfica clash
Di Matteo wary of Benfica’s away record

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