Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has sent a message to Inter Milan on how to beat Tottenham Hotspurs in the UEFA Champions League matchday five at Wembley.
Spurs will hope to keep their Champions League hopes alive on Wednesday when they welcome Nerazzurri to north London in their Group B clash.
Tottenham goes into the fixture having clinched an impressive 3-1 victory over Chelsea on Saturday to end Sarri’s unbeaten record as Blues boss with two early goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane before Heung-min Son added a third after half-time but substitutes Olivier Giroud pulled one back for the Blues.
Former Napoli boss speaking to Sky Italia after the encounter and he said: “Inter are a good team, so I just hope they don’t have the same initial approach that we did.
“It’s important to contain them in the first 30 minutes, as that is when Spurs are really dangerous.
“Inter must also avoid losing possession in their own half, because when it comes to counter-attacks, Tottenham are one of the most effective teams in Europe.’
Chelsea have made a fine start to the 2018-19 campaign but were outplayed by Tottenham in the London derby. And former Napoli boss Sarri conceded it was ‘perhaps the worst Chelsea performance’ this term.
“We played badly against a strong opponent,’ the Italian added.
“Perhaps it was the worst Chelsea performance of the season, but it was also in a stadium that I don’t like. ‘
“There is an enormous distance from the crowd, so you don’t get the usual atmosphere of an English arena.’
Chelsea hopes to bounce back from the defeat as they host PAOK in the Europa before Premier League encounter with Fulham at Stamford Bridge.