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Atletico Madrid defender Savic full of praise for Chelsea pair Alonso, Tuchel

Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic expects a battle tonight against Chelsea's Marcos Alonso.

Ahead of their Champions League clash, the Montenegro international talked up the Spanish wing-back, and the impact of manager Thomas Tuchel.

“I know Marcos very well," Savic said. “We are speaking about a great player and one of my friends from football. I am glad to see him tomorrow but I hope he will get out from this game a little bit sad because I hope we can win.

“With the arrival of Tuchel and the change of system, they are playing with three centre-backs and I think they are now dominating more the game and they have positive results from when he came.

“We are expecting a very difficult game because they have a lot of talented, young players. Offensively very good and we know it will be very difficult, but we are ready."

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