Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has criticised the Premier League, for scheduling their clash with Manchester City on Saturday.
After spending Thursday recovering following their stunning 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid, it leaves Chelsea just one day to prepare.
City played Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday at the Etihad, giving them a 24-hour headstart over the Blues.
“Don’t forget, Manchester City played (on Tuesday) at home,” said Conte.
“To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right. I’m very surprised to see that we have to play on Saturday, not on Sunday. I don’t understand why.”
Conte says the international break which follows the City game, means it was less necessary for the game to be played on Saturday.
“There is the international break. It’s very difficult to understand,” Conte added.
The Italian insisted Chelsea would be ready, but he may delay selecting his team until Saturday afternoon.
“Maybe I’ll wait until one hour, two hours before playing.
“This type of game (against Atletico) you use a lot of physical and mental energy. I want to speak with everyone and then to make the best decision.
“(But) to play a big game is better because we can keep the concentration very high,” he added.