No illusions for Di Matteo

Roberto Di Matteo admits Chelsea must avenge its Champions League defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk in two weeks time if it is to avoid one of the shortest defences of the trophy.

The European champion crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Shakhtar as John Terry's return to the side went awry at the Donbass Arena to leave it facing a real fight to qualify for the knockout stage.

Previous holders have never failed to do so and Di Matteo acknowledged Chelsea now had to win its home games against Shakhtar and Nordsjaelland to maintain that record.

"We need to win our two home games remaining for sure," he said.

"The consolation tonight is that Juventus drew in Denmark.

"It just shows how the Champions League is a very competitive competition.

"But certainly, we need to win our home game against Shakhtar."

Source PRESS ASSOCIATION