"To sit back and just defend against Zlatan, Cavani and Lavezzi can also be very dangerous"
David Luiz has had plenty to say in recent days. Now he states that he knows exactly the approach...
David Luiz has had plenty to say in recent days. Now he states that he knows exactly the approach Jose Mourinho will take for the game tomorrow and claims that it's a very dangerous game with the players PSG have got up front.
We all know that PSG have to come and attack Chelsea because they need to score. Branislav Ivanovic's header in Paris a couple of weeks ago was vital and forces the side from France to look to attack Chelsea.
So to Luiz and the fact that he believes that Jose Mourinho will instruct his players to "park the bus" at Stamford Bridge.
“I know how Jose will prepare for this, he will be telling the boys to be patient and hit us on the counter attack.
He knows that we need to score and that they don’t, I know that is his way. We must be careful because I know that Chelsea have the ability to hurt on the counter attack, but they must be careful as well.
To sit back and just defend against Zlatan, Cavani and Lavezzi can also be very dangerous, so it is not just us who have to be careful.”
It's my view that the game will start as a tight tense affair but I do not believe for one second that Chelsea will adopt the approach Luiz thinks he knows! I believe that Chelsea will take the game to PSG, will look to dominate possession and take the sting out of their attack. At the end of the day, what good is having those three up front if they are starved of service?
All the pressure is on PSG here. They have to come and attack, they have to come and play and try to dominate the game as they did in the second half in Paris. It's up to them to come and show everyone what they can do when they have the ball.
Without it? I am not so sure they will be able to cope with us when we are in full flow.
We didn't see the best of Hazard and Diego Costa in Paris and I expect BOTH of them to have a massive influence tomorrow night. I hope that Jose Mourinho reverts back to the formation that has served us well throughout the season and moves Cesc Fabregas backwards to play alongside Nemanja Matic to bring Oscar in behind Costa.
Luiz talks of Chelsea playing defensive, parking the bus and playing on the counter attack. I can see it being very different and let's just see how PSG cope with it!