Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that there’s little chance to celebrate their Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Villas-Boas accepts his team will face “different kind of challenge altogether” when domestic action resumes this weekend against Manchester United.
“We face United perhaps in their most tremendous moment of motivation and flair and style,” said the Chelsea manager.
“A team that has made its impact at the beginning of the Premier League different from last year, but I think it provokes in us a good challenge.
“Motivation will be the key factor in the game, and the capacity of people to transcend themselves and take the game through and come back from Old Trafford with a win.
“We will go there to try to win it. Let’s see how it happens. It’s going to be a very, very good game early season for the Premiership.”
Villas-Boas also feels that Didier Drogba may need more time to recover from a head injury and the Ivory Coast international is only set to resume training with the squad at the end of the week.