“How do I assess them? Good players. Good team. Not getting the best results. But a team that lost two very important players.

“And a team that the manager is trying to rebuild having lost probably the two most important players. But a good team with good players.

“And I don’t believe, like I don’t believe Chelsea will be in this position in a couple of months, that they will be in this position in a couple of months, too.”

Sherwood on Chelsea

“Any team managed by Jose Mourinho is going to be tough. There are a lot of world class footballers in their group.

“It’s a game that might suit us. No one expects anything from us. The pressure will be off somewhat and hopefully the boys will respond to that.

“We’re up to it and confident we can go there and apply ourselves correctly. We can’t worry about Chelsea. We have to think about ourselves.

We need a performance ourselves before we worry what Chelsea are going to do.”