We all ready for the biggest match of the season so far Blues? Every match has that importance at this stage now as we battle to qualify for next seasons Champions League.
The competition brings so many financial rewards and it also helps Chelsea land their priority summer signings, so a win today is a must to put Chelsea into the top four without having to rely on other matches.
Thomas Tuchel is fully aware of the importance of getting Champions League football, and he has even said that has always been the priority for him and the board since he took charge in January.
He knows that they must win today and go ‘all-in’ as they did against Leicester City on Tuesday night.
The boss says that he will not be resting any key players today despite the final of this seasons Champions League coming up next weekend, as reported by Football London.
“We don’t want to have any injuries, like we’ve had now with N’Golo and almost with Mason and Chilly [Ben Chilwell].
“You can overthink it, in terms of who do we leave out, who do we rest.
“Suddenly you have this rest and, given you’ve never had a rest in the last weeks, you have to cope with a rest and you don’t know if he will catch the momentum again. Always you’re torn.
“But you have always the risk in any match to have injuries.
“And no, clearly no, because if we were qualified [for top four], you can lose the energy.
“If you really ask me, I prefer to keep on going I think, it’s an advantage to keep on going to the very end and then have the Champions League final after that, and to fight for it constantly and not to have to deal with a situation where you don’t fight, you don’t want to be injured, you don’t want to lose your rhythm, but who do we take out, who should start.
“It’s better now just to think about Aston Villa and hope for a bit of luck, and take all the risks that we can only take.
“There will be no players rested, no players on the bench. It was all-in against Leicester, and it is all-in against Aston Villa.”