Chelsea v Shakhtar Donetsk: Roberto Di Matteo calls on side to summon old spirit at Stamford Bridge
Roberto Di Matteo said that Chelsea needed to produce “a perfect game” in their “must-win” Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday night.
The manager repeated his demand from last season’s stunning upset of Barcelona ahead of the showdown at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian had already billed the Group E game with Shakhtar as Chelsea’s biggest since they won the competition, with his side facing opponents who completely outplayed them in the reverse fixture two weeks ago.
After taking just four points from their opening three matches, Di Matteo said: “We need to be at our best. We need a perfect game. Every individual player going on the pitch has to perform at the highest of their ability. It’s important we start well and get the crowd behind us and draw confidence from a good start.”