Monday, September 20, 1999 Published at 21:03 GMT 22:03 UK
Blues bid for Berlin revival
Fit-again Leboeuf trains with key man Deschamps in Berlin
Chelsea boss Gianluca Vialli has predicted that his superstar squad will fight back from their 1-0 Premiership defeat at Watford.
Poyet is Vialli's only concern after his team's bright start to the Champions League against AC Milan.
"We have to be very positive. Sometimes it happens, you lose a game people think you should have won," said Vialli.
"We must forget about Saturday and play this match as if nothing happened."
Vialli still has faith in the under-pressure Sutton, who he made captain at Watford in Wise's absence.
"If you have won the Premiership with Blackburn and play for Chelsea then you must be able to handle what it takes to be a top striker," said the manager defences across Europe feared not so long ago.
"He's not the youngest player in the squad," admitted the manager.
"When the going gets tough, you need players like Didier because he's a winner."
Like Chelsea, Hertha finished third in their domestic league last season, and insists they are not scared of Chelsea after drawing 2-2 against Galatasaray in Turkey last week.
Hertha's 'mice' ready
"We are the little mice who could frighten the big elephants," said defender Hendrik Herzog in an interesting twist on their underdog status.
His defensive colleague Thomas Helmer has already seen how good Chelsea can be, having sat on the Sunderland bench at Stamford Bridge when the home side won 4-0.
But having returned to his homeland the German veteran believes a sell-out crowd at Berlin's Olympic stadium will prove difficult for the top sides.
"Even top teams like Chelsea and AC Milan will find it hard to play in front of 75,000 fans in Berlin," warned Helmer, who hopes to start the match despite a sore thigh muscle.
Hertha have injury problems, with midfielders Kostas Konstantinidis and Michael Hartmann missing and playmaker Dariusz Wosz doubtful.