Chelsea will be up against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.
Forest were a force in not just England but Europe as well, in the 70’s and early 80’s, and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte remembers watching them win the European Cup while he was a kid.
Conte has vowed to show respect to Wednesday’s opponent and not take them for granted.
He told the media: “We are talking about a great club and a great history in England. I remember that in the past Nottingham Forest played also in the Champions League and is one of the most important clubs in England.
“We have a great respect for them and for this reason, we have to pay great attention tomorrow. Don’t forget, in the last game they beat Newcastle. I watched a lot of games and they play good football. We must pay great attention tomorrow because, I repeat, we want to go into the next round but I am sure, also, that Nottingham Forest wants the same.”