The Chelsea winger Florent Malouda was quite clear that they approached the game against Man Utd with confidence, knowing that the Champions League game in midweek would have taken a lot out of their Premiership rivals.
He says that they knew that if they started quickly and kept United on the move , then Chelsea would stay im the driving seat.
“We knew we would be fresher than United, we didn’t have a game in midweek,” Malouda said. “That’s why we started the game so quickly. We knew if we kept at a high intensity they would have some problems, and that’s how it worked out.”
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Alex Ferguson had said that the Bayern Munich match wouldn’t affect his team, but Carlo Ancelotti was certain that it would, and it seems that the Italian was completely correct!
“Of course we were fresher than United,” the Chelsea manager said. “When you play a Champions League game you lose a lot of energy.”
With Chelsea being knocked out of the Champions League, they should now be fresher than United right until the end of the season. This must surely have handed the advantage to the Blues?
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