Suarez: Chelsea can't match Atletico's desire

The holding midfielder is optimistic about the Vicente Calderon side's chances and does not expect Jose Mourinho to employ an attacking strategy

Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez has insisted that Chelsea cannot match his side's desire ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

The Liga leaders head to London on Wednesday with plenty of confidence despite being held to a scoreless draw in the first leg in Madrid last week and Suarez, who is set to replace suspended captain Gabi in defensive midfield, has made it clear that Atletico cannot wait to take on Jose Mourinho's men again.

"We feel good, we're very up for this game," the 27-year-old told reporters.

"We've earned the right to be here. We feel very motivated.

"No one can beat us in terms of desire and, if we do things well, we feel we have a good chance."

Mourinho has come in for plenty of criticism over the way his team focused on defence in both their semi-final first leg in Madrid and against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, but Suarez does not expect the Chelsea manager's tactics to change too much at home.

"We expect them to be similar; they won't go crazy, although they'll probably be out to attack a bit more because they need a goal.

"But we know they'll look for their opponent to make mistakes. We need to do things well, try to take our chances."

Atleti last qualified for the final of the European Cup in 1974 when they lost to Bayern Munich.

This time around, local rivals Real Madrid await Diego Simeone's men if they manage to overcome Chelsea.