Monaco players expect battle
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco's fabulous grit carried them to a 3-1 win against The Blues in the first leg of the semi-final, but captain Ludovic Giuly and midfielder Edouard Cisse are expecting a battle.
"It is obvious that we should expect an English war," said Cisse - who played in London for West Ham.
"There it will be physical with battles all over the pitch and lots of pressure.
"You feel the Englishmen never stop sprinting for about ten minutes and that can make it difficult to breathe.
"Moreover, the Chelsea players have the pressure from their chairman and we have to resist all that."
Giuly insists that the team have not made any special preparations for the game.
"Even though we know this game is enormous we have prepared in the same way," said the France international.
"The only time we changed things was before our visit to Madrid to play Real Madrid.
"But we missed it so now we are preparing for this game without any concern."