Chelsea must limit service to Liverpool’s Suárez, says Di Matteo

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo warns his side that they must be fully focused if they are to keep Luis Suárez quiet on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Roberto Di Matteo's side are second in the Premier League table Photo: The Sport Review

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Roberto Di Matteo has warned his Chelsea side that they must be fully focused if they are to limit the threat posed by the “extremely dangerous” Luis Suárez when Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Suárez has been the Reds’ standout performer in recent weeks, with the Uruguay striker netting a sublime equaliser against Newcastle last weekend following a string of impressive displays for Brendan Rodgers’ men.

And the Chelsea boss believes his side will have to be at their best if they are to keep the 25-year-old forward quiet.

“We’ll have to be very focused,” said Di Matteo. “Not just on Suárez, because he’s not the only one, but we’ll have to pay some attention to his movement and threat because he’s an extremely dangerous player for them.

“Every team likes to have a top scorer, other teams have them as well. We played Swansea last week and Michu seems to be the one for them, but every team has one top man.

“Manchester United have Robin van Persie, although they have other options, but he seems to be very important when he plays for them.

“I’ve been watching Liverpool and analysing the way they play and the options they have when they are attacking.

“We’ll obviously talk about that with the team, and we’ll need to limit the balls into Suárez as much as we can.”


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