Roberto Di Matteo insists his Chelsea players will not be thinking about their FA Cup Final clash with Liverpool on Saturday as they prepare for the visit of Newcastle to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
The Blues booked their place in Saturday's final with a 5-1 drubbing of London rivals Tottenham last month but, with a Champions League final against Bayern Munich on 19 May and a battle to secure fourth-place in the Premier League, Di Matteo has cautioned his squad will not ease up against the Magpies tomorrow night.
Gary Cahill and David Luiz remain sidelined after picking up injuries in the 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp last week but the Chelsea manager has no new fitness concerns and he insists his side cannot afford to be careful with so much at stake in the coming weeks.
"For us it's important that we try and win it and whatever the consequences are it doesn't really bother us," Di Matteo told a press conference on Tuesday. "We have players who have been in this situation before and have the experience to be playing in all these important games and it could prove decisive.
"We know how important the game tomorrow is for our club and the players will be fully committed. We have not talked about it [the FA Cup] at all. It has not been discussed."
Alan Pardew's side were denied a seventh win in a row at the DW Stadium after Wigan maintained their blistering run of form with a 4-0 victory. But Di Matteo insists the result is likely to prove a temporary blip for the Tynesiders and he remains wary of their potent attack force.
"They have a very good squad. The have some quality players and a lot of goal scorers," the CHelsea manager said. "I'm not that surprised but they have done very very well this season."
And while Chelsea number nine Fernando Torres has impressed in recent games, Newcastle's number nine, Papiss Cisse, failed to score for the first time in seven games against Wigan on Saturday. Nevertheless, Di Matteo will not underestimate the threat posed by the Senegalese striker.
"He [Cisse] is a very good player and he's had a big impact in the Premier League and for Newcastle," added Di Matteo. "But they also have [Hatem] Ben Arfa, [Demba] Ba, [Yohan] Cabaye and [Cheick] Tiote. It's a very strong team."