Benfica star Aimar: We've nothing to fear from Chelsea

Benfica star Pablo Aimar is convinced they can defeat Chelsea in this week's Europa League final.

Benfica star Pablo Aimar is convinced they can defeat Chelsea in this week's Europa League final.

The Blues won last ­season’s Champions League, but Argentine midfielder Aimar says times have changed.
“Of course, Chelsea are a big club, but this is not the same team that won the Champions League a year ago,” said the 33-year-old. “This team got knocked out at the group stages. They have not been ­convincing in ­Europe or in the Premier League.

“Since they have inherited a wealthy owner, this is probably the weakest Chelsea team there has been.

“And it is a team that is not behind the coach. We can take advantage of the fact they are not at their best and not playing as a team.

“Chelsea lost two great players in ­Didier Drogba and Michael Essien.

“Then players who have been so ­important like John Terry and Frank Lampard are not even getting games.

“It is amazing how much a team can change in 12 months, but that is ­football,” Aimar added.

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