Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he expects a perfect performance from Chelsea.
“I think for sure we have to play a perfect game against Barcelona and tomorrow if you want to win,” Conte said.
“On paper you start these two games with one favourite and this is Barcelona.
“They have earned to be the favourite for the season and what they are doing in many years in football.
“We have to try to work, if we are very good to win the game then it will be okay.”
Conte also revealed Chelsea must be prepared to suffer and be compact when without the ball.
“We are talking about a massive game. A big challenge for us, one of the best in the world. I think this type of game we must be excited to play them,” Conte added.
“For sure it won’t be easy because we are talking about a fantastic team with fantastic players. We must pay great attention and must have ambition to play our football.
“We know the characteristics of them. They like to dominate the game.
“In every game they can create chances to score and for this reason we must be prepared to suffer without the ball and be compact and with the ball do what we know.”