‘We cannot play like that’: Chelsea FC issues warning to team-mates

Cesar Azpilicueta warns his Chelsea FC side that they cannot afford to dwell on their defeat by Everton when they take on Lille

Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Cesar Azpilicueta has told his Chelsea FC team-mates that they must quickly step their game up as they prepare for their crunch Champions League clash against Lille on Tuesday night.

The Blues head into the European tie looking to try and return to winning ways after the disappointment of their 3-1 defeat by Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

That loss was Chelsea FC’s third in four games in the top flight and it has put their top-four bid in jeopardy.

Chelsea FC do not have long to dust themselves down as they prepare for their crunch Champions League clash against Lille at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

The west London side need a victory over the French outfit to secure their place in the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competitions.

And defender Azpilicueta has admitted that the Blues have plenty of work to do before that game.

Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Azpilicueta said: “Our target is to win every game and on Tuesday we have a final, it’s like the knockout stage already for us.

“We have to win to go through and we have to be ready because we cannot play like that today.

“The Champions League is the highest level and we have to be ready for it.”

Chelsea FC remain in fourth place in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification in Frank Lampard’s first season in charge.

They will return to Premier League action on Saturday when they take on Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

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