Di Matteo refuses to rest big names in Monaco as Blues boss eyes Super Cup success
09:23 GMT, 28 August 2012
Roberto Di Matteo insists he is determined to add the UEFA Super Cup to his silver collection this week and will not use the fixture as an opportunity to give players a breather.
Having swept to the top of the Barclays Premier League in style with nine points from three games, Chelsea turn their focus to Friday’s European date against Atletico Madrid, in Monaco.
Up for the cup: Roberto di Matteo insists he will field a strong side in Monaco
'We will take this game very seriously,' said Di Matteo, who has already won the FA Cup and the Champions League in less than six months since taking over from Andre Villas-Boas.
'It is not a friendly. It’s another European trophy we want to win. We will not be resting people. It is a very important game.
'We’re happy to go into the European Super Cup final with three wins and hopefully we can win another international trophy for Chelsea.'
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The Super Cup is followed by an international break and Chelsea will not be back in Premier League action until mid-September.