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Chelsea will attack from the start against Barcelona

barca v chelsea live streamChelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo refused to give whether Didier Drogba will play in tomorrow's rematch from the semifinals of the Champions League with Barcelona. You can enjoy the match live on Super Sport Live for free.

Londoners manager added that accumulated yellow cards in the team will not affect the game.

"It is too difficult to play for a goalless draw, to score would give us a greater advantage but we all know how difficult it is going to be."

"Ultimately Barcelona will create chances against any team and we will have to try to score a goal," continued the Italian, "but we will also try to limit the chances they create against us."

Despite instructing his team to attack at the Camp Nou, Di Matteo has praised his side's solid defensive form in recent games, which include clean sheets against Barcelona and Arsenal in its last two outings.

The Italian went on to praise the performances of Gary Cahill, who came in to replace the injured David Luiz, alongside John Terry.

"I always talk about the collective performance that helps us defend as a team and every individual has to do their job within it," Di Matteo continued. “But I am very pleased with the way our defenders have been playing lately. We have defended very well and we have been impressed with Gary since he joined."

However, the 41-year-old kept his team selection close to his chest, with the likes of Drogba and Luiz still a doubt ahead of Tuesday’s clash.

"I am going to assess the physical and mental state of the players in the final training and make my team selection tomorrow morning,” he added.

The possibility of picking up yellow cards is also something the Chelsea boss is wary of, with key players such as Ashley Cole, Branislav Ivanovic and Ramires only one booking away from suspension.

But he has instructed his players to focus on the game at hand, not any prospective ban for the final.

"Whatever happens happens, you cannot speculate on bookings," Di Matteo concluded. “We cannot be thinking about that in the game tomorrow, the players must be fully focused on their tasks and their responsibilities in the game."