HILARIO: ONE VOICE

Posted on: Fri 30 Mar 2012

Henrique Hilario will keep goal against Liverpool. He believes the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge can have an effect on Sunday's match.

Watching from the sidelines as the Blues beat Tottenham convincingly last month, he was impressed by the electric atmosphere inside the stadium. Now he's eager for a similar amount of noise tomorrow.

'I hope we have the same as we did against Tottenham, because that was amazing,' says Hilario.

'It's good for the fans to get themselves in one voice, it makes a big difference to a game, no player likes playing without any noise.

'Although we are focused on our warming up and the game, it is always good to have the crowd behind you. The atmosphere and people shouting always makes an impact on you.

'It's good for the players, it's good for the fans, it's always good for everyone.'

This is the first 'big four' clash of Chelsea's 2009/10 campaign, and Hilario's first game against Liverpool. He knows it's going to be a tough test.

'It's a big game; it's the kind of game that everyone wants to play.

'They are a very good side, with good players and we need to be aware of the whole team.'

Regardless of the opponent, there is something else the keeper is keen to express ahead of the game. 

'Last year we lost the title because we conceded too many defeats at home. We don't play big games every week, the big games and the small games are just as important and we need to win all of our home games, whoever we are playing.'

Supporters coming to the game are encouraged to arrive early to avoid missing kick-off.