Roma veteran Panucci admits Chelsea overwhelming favourites

Roma veteran defender Christian Panucci admits they go into tonight's Champions League clash with Chelsea undermanned. "Morale-wise it will be sensational to have a success in Stamford Bridge," he told skysports.com. "Chelsea are nearly impossible to beat in their stadium, but a failure can arrive at any time and Roma wish to break this record. "Chelsea suffer absences with injuries, but these are not an excuse for the match. They have an excellent squad and it is always very complicated to win against them. We also have problems with injuries.

Roma veteran defender Christian Panucci admits they go into tonight's Champions League clash with Chelsea undermanned.

"Morale-wise it will be sensational to have a success in Stamford Bridge," he told skysports.com.

"Chelsea are nearly impossible to beat in their stadium, but a failure can arrive at any time and Roma wish to break this record.

"Chelsea suffer absences with injuries, but these are not an excuse for the match. They have an excellent squad and it is always very complicated to win against them. We also have problems with injuries.

"Chelsea are not only dangerous in attack. It is necessary to control men like Lampard or Joe Cole to prevent them getting the ball in our area.

"One point would be positive for us in London, but we go to England without fear and with an objective to win."

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