Mauricio Pochettino has been discussing Chelsea’s preparation ahead of tomorrow's Carabao Cup final and highlighted the importance of staying relaxed with a chance to lift silverware in the offering.

Having taken charge of multiple finals during his distinguished coaching career, Pochettino has the chance to add to his medal collection when his Blues squad face Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday.

Speaking during his pre-match press conference, the boss rolled back the curtain to give Chelsea supporters an understanding of his approach heading into major finals and also explained what he expects from his players under the arch.

‘I am so relaxed,’ Pochettino opened. ‘I’m 51 years old, I am more experienced, I’ve played finals in Paris – I think the approach is very calm and relaxed. Of course, we go to work and when the moment arrives to play, then we will start to feel the adrenaline and of course, we want to win.

‘But, like I told the players, we need to start the game at 3pm on Sunday. If we started thinking about the game one week before then we would spend too much energy.

'Preparing for the game is different from starting the game because we are preparing in a really good way. We are so happy with how things are going this week. We are going to arrive in a very good condition to challenge Liverpool.’

The Blues know the challenge that awaits them at Wembley having faced Liverpool at Anfield last month. That night ended in disappointment for Pochettino and his side, but the Chelsea head coach is hopeful for a better experience at Wembley tomorrow.

‘We are Chelsea and we want to go there and compete with the same tools,’ explained Pochettino.

‘I am the first to say that Liverpool is amazing and Klopp is one of the best coaches in the world. But after my last experience, playing there [at Anfield], what I want at Wembley is to go there and nobody feels the pressure. The game is played on the same level and the best team will win.

‘We want to win because we are Chelsea. And, of course, Liverpool want to win. But no other part involved in the game should feel part of the celebration for Klopp. That is important.’

Without delving into too much detail on Sunday's game plan, the boss explained his pre-match processes and how he decides how best to attack his opponent's weaknesses.

‘All coaches try to find the weaknesses and the strengths of the opponent, and then it’s about delivering, and it is the players who need to deliver,’ Pochettino added.

‘We identified against Manchester City things that then happened. Maybe sometimes it doesn’t happen, but yes, with Liverpool we are learning for our game and trying to see and find a way to punish them. We are going to try like they are going to try and find our weaknesses also.

‘Progress comes from your commitment and in the way that we compete. Liverpool and Manchester City in the last five years have been the best two teams in the world, not only because they have great coaches, but because they have great players who they manage really well.

‘When they don’t have a good afternoon or evening, they are calm and relaxed and they know how to manage the not-so-good moments in the game. That is part of the progress that we are improving after seven or eight months and this is only with time.

'It took Liverpool and Klopp four years until they won their first title because it is a process with the players. It’s not arriving and winning, of course, we want this, but it is difficult.’