The 57-year-old coach guaranteed that he had not consulted with either of the former Blues' coaches ahead of the clash with the English club in Europe's elite tournamentBenfica trainer Jorge Jesus has revealed that he had not asked Jose Mourinho or Andre Villas-Boas for advice on Chelsea as his team prepares for Tuesday's Champions League match against Roberto Di Matteo's side.
The Portuguese giants host the Blues at the Estadio da Luz in the first leg of their quarter-finals tie, but the 57-year-old was uninterested in receiving tips from either coach despite their knowledge of the English club.
"Of course I have not spoken with them," Jesus told reporters at a press conference. "Chelsea are a well-known side.
"My thoughts on Chelsea come from their matches which I have watched and not because I have spoken with Mourinho or Villas-Boas."
Jesus then admitted that Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo 'would be smart' if he asked David Luiz and Ramires for advice on Benfica as the Brazilian duo played for the Lisbon-based club in the past.
"If I were him, I would ask the players for information," the 57-year-old coach noted. "But I do not know if he is going to.
"Chelsea also have Paulo Ferreira and Hilario, so they have four players who have played under me and who know a lot about my philosophy."
The Portuguese coach noted that his side will have to turn in a great display in Tuesday's match in order to see off the threat of Chelsea.
"Every side in the quarter-finals has a lot of quality," Jesus noted. "We need to have the perfect match, in terms of defence and attack.
"We will need an inspired night for the dream of beating Chelsea to come true."