He said: “It’s so difficult. If you open yourselves up you can get ripped up, can’t you, like Aston Villa did?
“We have to go and get a little pride back whatever else we do. We’ve got to make sure we’re in the game and tough to beat, that’s the key. They have got so much ability in the forward positions — Hazard, Mata, Oscar, Torres, Lampard.
“They are full of ability aren’t they? You’ve got to make sure you set yourselves up to be difficult to beat. You don’t get off to an horrendous start like Aston Villa did.
“I spoke to Paul Lambert the other day and he said he turned to his coach and said, ‘We could be in for a real doing here today’.
“He said you could sense it once they scored one and got their tails up you’re in trouble.”