FOOTBALL: FA Cup winners Chelsea warmed up for Tuesday's rematch against Liverpool with the taunts of former player Arjen Robben ringing in their ears.
The Bayern Munich winger, who won two Premier League titles in three years at the Blues, is determined to thwart the west London club in their bid to claim a first Champions League title on May 19.
And though Roberto di Matteo's men will be wary of a backlash at Anfield on Tuesday, Robben believes that the Italian and his side should prepare for final disappointment in Munich.
"I had a great time at Chelsea and I'm really happy they reached the final," he said.
"I saw their semi-final against Barcelona and they did well in a defensive capacity - you could say they parked the bus in their own area.
"But I have to disappoint them - because they are not going to win it!"
Robben has a history of hurting former teams, as Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid would attest.
After leaving Chelsea for the Spanish capital in 2007 the Dutchman did not enjoy the best of times at the Santiago Bernabeu before finding himself being shipped off to Bayern in 2009.
However upon returning last month his 27th-minute penalty played a major part in booting Mourinho's much-fancied side out of the competition to set up a final on home soil with Chelsea.
And Robben is hoping for a similar happy ending against another former club in the final at the Allianz Arena.
"To be in a home final is almost indescribable," Robben said.
"It's so great, especially for those who have been connected with the club for so long."
For now Chelsea must put all thoughts of European glory to one side as a trip to Anfield beckons.
And having beaten Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final just three days ago the Blues may well find themselves up against a Reds side out for revenge.
Both teams are expected to rest players with former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres in line to make his return to Anfield.
It is the second year in succession that the FA Cup finalists clash again in league competition just three days after meeting at Wembley.
The fixture marks the final home match of an abysmal league campaign for the Anfield outfit and it is expected that current manager Kenny Dalglish will begin his inquest after the final game at Swansea next Sunday.
Some have suggested that Dalglish is also set for an imminent summit meeting with owner John Henry, but the Scot insisted that any crunch talks will be put on hold until the season has been concluded.
"The owners will do the same as us," said Dalglish.
"They will sit and analyse the season when it is finished.
"That is what we said before a ball was kicked and there is no reason to change that."