Di Matteo puts United out of mind
October 23, 2012 10:27:41 UK
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo says he is focused fully on a tough trip to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, rather than a weekend clash with Manchester United.
I won't think about Manchester United, only this game.Roberto Di Matteo
The Blues are currently the reigning European champions and Di Matteo is not about to switch his attentions to the small matter of a clash with the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Italian told reporters: "I won't think about Manchester United, only this game. We've got to focus on it, try to win the game and that's a big, big boost for our campaign in the Champions League.
"We haven't got any new injuries after the weekend game. I think we might play the same squad that played against Tottenham."
"There are always knocks and bruises and maybe some fatigue as well considering the majority of our team have been away on international duty. All these things are things to think about."
Chelsea have never previously met Shakhtar and are 3.50 to win in the Donbass Arena on Tuesday evening, while they are 3.40 to secure a draw and 10001.00 to retain their Champions League crown come May.
The Blues will have John Terry available despite a domestic suspension, while Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge are among those hoping to earn starting spots.
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