Valencia defender Adil Rami is confident of getting the better of Chelsea on Tuesday in a match he admits is one of the biggest in his career.
The Spaniards are level on eight points with the Blues going into their final UEFA Champions League Group E game at Stamford Bridge, but only one of them can progress to the last 16 alongside Bayer Leverkusen.
Valencia need a win or a score draw to make it through to the next round, but Rami recognises that Chelsea will be considered favourites by most onlookers.
He nevertheless believes that there is nothing to choose between the sides, and says Valencia can emerge triumphant if they perform to their potential.
"We are prepared for a battle in London," the 25-year-old centre-back told skysports.com.
"It will be a night for pride and it is effectively a final, a sensational match for the spectators.
"To stop players like Drogba and Torres is hard work and a big challenge for any defender, and this match is one of the most important in my sporting career."
"We are optimistic but the match will be intense from the first moment and we need to concentrate without showing any nerves."
Rami knows what the atmosphere will be like inside Stamford Bridge but feels the onus will be on Chelsea to prove a point.
"The pressure corresponds to Chelsea because they are always favourites, but this Chelsea team is not superior to Valencia," he declared.
"Now the situation is 50-50 but Valencia have a lot of confidence and we arrive at the perfect moment for our first final of the season.
"I do not have any fear about the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge. To play in such conditions is wonderful for any player."