The Telegraph stated this week that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took the unusual step of giving his squad 4 days off, as a reward for sealing the title last weekend.
While some may think that this will leave Chelsea off the pace against Liverpool this weekend, Jose didn’t become arguably the world’s best manager by slacking off. He’s a natural born competitor and will want to maintain his sensational record at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will also play with more freedom than they have of late – some have questioned their attacking ambitions after a string of defensive performances – and it should make for an entertaining game which The Reds must win if they want to keep the candle burning on a top four spot this season.
In his weekly press conference, Jose Mourinho confirmed that:
“Diego wants to play but I will protect him all the way. We need to find a balance between the risk and the desire.”
Other than that Oscar and Ramires are both doubts for this one and we think that Chelsea will use other players, who have had less game time of late.