Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid later tonight will be entertaining because Chelsea will go into the game in a relaxed mood.
“Chelsea are through but this is not a dead rubber and it has the possibility of being as entertaining a game as you will see in our Champions League campaign so far,” Nevin wrote in Chelsea’s official website.
“Part of the reason for this is that for once there is less pressure on the result from a Chelsea perspective and that usually goes one of two ways in football.
“First the team might not be fired up and primed enough, which I think is unlikely with our passionate boss prowling the touchline.
“The second possibility is that being freed from pressure, there is a more relaxed, creative feel to the play.
“I expect the latter attitude and if it is, then it should be highly entertaining. So come on lads, give us a show.”
Nevin also revealed he is expecting an open game because Atletico Madrid need a win if they are to qualify for the knockout stage.
“One way or another, the teamsheet will be incredibly interesting tonight, especially as we know the visitors are absolutely desperate for a win,” Nevin added.
“They can still go through but need Qarabag to do them a favour and they need a win. Because of these circumstances, we could see a very open game and another special night under the lights at the Bridge.”