George Groves: Chelsea beating Liverpool will be the icing, but…

Super middleweight contender George Groves was pleased with his football club's result against Atletico Madrid and wants a win at the weekend.

"We'll definitely get to the final," said confident Chelsea fan George Groves who will challenge for the WBA/IBF super middleweight world titles on May 31, one week after the Champions League final, a match Chelsea could be in should they progress past Atletico Madrid.

The Blues adopted a defence-first approach to the first leg of their semifinal clash with Atletico in Spain last night, yet Groves was not watching as he was continuing his own preparations for his showdown with belt-holder Carl Froch in five weeks time.

Groves and Froch dispute a highly-anticipated rematch of one of the more controversial fights of 2013.

In November, underdog Groves had iron-chinned Froch on the floor in round one and went on to dominate the experienced 168-pounder with heavy hands and an appreciation of distance. However, the first time Groves encountered difficulty, in the ninth round, he was pulled out of the contest by a seemingly over-enthusiastic referee - Howard Foster.

While Groves was training, he did catch up with the reports and results of Chelsea's tactical battle at the Vicente Calderon: "I always like the away goal but 0-0 is still a great result and we'll take that back to the Bridge."

Chelsea now play Liverpool at the weekend in what could be a Premier League title decider and manager Jose Mourinho commented on Tuesday evening that there may be a temptation to rest players so that he has as full a roster as possible to select from in the second leg of the Atleti test.

"I'm not sure about the Premier League, it's in Liverpool's hands, it's out of ours. I can't see Jose resting anyone, he's a winner and doesn't want to lose to anyone.

"Beating Liverpool if they do go on to be champions will be icing on a badly made cake. Jose's difficult to work out and makes decisions that people struggle with but it's fantastic having Mourinho back."

He concluded: "We need a new striker then we'll really challenge next year but with what we've got this year it's been a success."

Groves, no doubt, will be hoping Chelsea are in the final on May 24 so he can celebrate a double - the Blues claiming a second Champions League title and his claiming of two world title belts the following week.

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