Chelsea captain John Terry said a win over Blackberun Rovers was vital ahead of their Champions League final meeting on Saturday.
The Blues defender got on the scoresheet, his seventh goal of the season, and claimed that it would provide important momentum going into the game with Bayern Munich.
Terry and three others are suspended for the final, but he believes all of the squad have a part to play in the Stamford Bridge club’s preparation for the match that will take place in Bayern’s home ground, the Allianz Arena.
“It's always good to end the league season with a win, especially bouncing back after Liverpool in the week as well,” he said on the club’s official website.
“We can now go into the Champions League with a little bit of momentum and a winning mentality back so we did what we had to do.”
The club will now be focusing on the trip to Munich and Terry was adamant that everyone in the squad could make a positive impact on the game, whether they were one of the suspended players or not.
Terry will be forced to watch from the stands after he was shown a straight red card for kneeing Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez in the semi-final second leg at Camp Nou, but the 31-year-old is determined to still do all he can for his team in the week leading up to the final.
“Now we go into a huge week and we can start concentrating on Munich,” he added.
“Robbie [interim manager Roberto di Matteo] has rested players, hopefully we will have everyone fit, and those of us that are suspended have been playing games and we still have a big part to play this week in training and preparation.”