Jose Mourinho has repeated his plea for a noisy Stamford Bridge when Chelsea play Liverpool next week for a place in the Capital One Cup final.
The Blues drew 1-1 at Anfield on Tuesday night and play the Reds in the semi-final second-leg bidding for a place in the March 1 final at Wembley.
Mourinho, who won the League Cup twice in his first spell at the club, was critical of Chelsea fans following November's win over QPR, saying he felt his side were playing in an "empty stadium".
The Portuguese believes a partisan crowd can make a big difference next week against Brendan Rodgers' visitors.
Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 player ratings
Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 player ratings
1/22 Simon Mignolet
Could do little with Hazard’s spot-kick but quick off line to halt Costa in opening seconds of second period. Less busy of the Belgian keepers. 6/10
2/22 Emre Can
Played again in unorthodox position and gave Hazard opportunity to tumble and earn penalty. Stuck to task well thereafter and got forward. 6
3/22 Martin Skrtel
Led and cajoled his centre-back partners through a testing night and made a crucial challenge on Costa in the closing minutes to preserve draw for hosts.6
4/22 Mamadou Sakho
Relished muscular battle with Costa and rightly allowed to play on after Spanish-Brazilian went down easily outside area. Growing into the team.6
5/22 Lazar Markovic
Collapsed to ground in heap to earn Luis booking. Could not be faulted for lack of effort or application – but had little overall impact on proceedings.6
6/22 Jordan Henderson
Drove forward when chances arose and presented Chelsea with problems with his passing. Made Courtois work with strong shot from 20 yards.7
Remained back to allow Gerrard and Henderson to press on. Almost played Sterling through before the interval. Carded for bringing down Hazard.6
8/22 Alberto Moreno
Stationed further forward and never stopped running all night. Saw cross blocked by Willian. Fouled by Mikel but offered Reds help at both ends.6
9/22 Steven Gerrard
Tested Courtois with swerving effort and struck post after break before being replaced in forceful showing. Booked for chopping down Hazard.7
10/22 Philippe Coutinho
Fine ball through to Sterling was intercepted by Cahill and was main attacking threat behind Sterling as Reds sought to earn first-leg advantage.7
11/22 Raheem Sterling
So that’s what a break in Jamaica can do... Darted around but struggled to make an impact before driving through heart of Chelsea’s back line to level.8
12/22 Thibaut Courtois
Returned to side for first time since defeat at Spurs. Fine tip over from Gerrard and also Coutinho and Lallana. Strong handling and left exposed for Sterling goal.8
13/22 Branislav Ivanovic
Has rivalled Fabregas for assists in recent games and got forward well but was found lacking in defence. Often left others to make up ground for him.5
14/22 Gary Cahill
Struggled for form in recent weeks but made vital interception to stop Coutinho’s through ball. Failed to halt Sterling for equaliser.6
15/22 John Terry
Kept a lot busier than Saturday’s cakewalk of a match at Swansea. Troubled by trickery of a rested Sterling but kept focus as hosts turned up heat.6
16/22 Filipe Luis
Harshly censured after Markovic made most of his flailing arm. Shot over from outside area and was another to struggle with Reds’ intensity after half-time.6
17/22 John Obi Mikel
Nigerian brought back into team to allow Fabregas to move forward but does not offer same presence as the Spaniard. Lacking in composure. 6
18/22 Nemanja Matic
Kept ball flowing as Chelsea relied on counter-attack for their chances. Lost Sterling for the goal but his physicality added to an out-of-sorts defence.6
Pacy Brazilian was left to bail out Ivanovic on more than one occasion and his work rate put a few of his colleagues to shame. Taken off near the end.7
20/22 Cesc Fabregas
Deployed further forward in the hole behind Costa and linked up to great effect with Hazard in opening exchanges. As with rest of team, wilted after interval.6
21/22 Eden Hazard
Intelligent in possession but often a marked man. Enjoyed more spot-kick success than countryman Mirallas had in same city the previous night.7
22/22 Diego Costa
Not his best night. Fortunate to escape handball on stroke of half-time. Went close immediately after break but denied by rapidity of Mignolet.6
"It was a two-leg semi-final, now it's a one-leg semi-final. That says a lot," Mourinho told Chelsea TV.
"Two legs is difficult, Anfield is difficult and with this result we transform a two-leg semi-final into a one-leg semi-final at Stamford Bridge.
"If Stamford Bridge can give us 25 per cent of the emotion Anfield gives Liverpool, I think we can do it. Liverpool, instead of 40,000 fans, they will have five or 10 (thousand).
"Chelsea, instead of 1,000, will have 40,000. I hope that can make a difference in the atmosphere."
The Blues have only once failed to win at home this season - when drawing with Schalke in the Champions League - and won all 10 of their home Premier League games.
Like Mourinho, Eden Hazard, who converted a penalty at Anfield, called for the home support to create an intimidating atmosphere.
The Belgium playmaker told Chelsea TV: "We are very strong at home. We need to win, because a draw is not enough. We need the support, the fans, everybody to go to Wembley."
Hazard missed his most recent prior spot kick at Maribor and was relieved to net this time round.
"I was a little bit scared because sometimes in training in Belgium with (Liverpool goalkeeper Simon) Mignolet), he saves my penalties," Hazard added. "When I saw the ball touch the net it was good for me."
After a 5-0 win at Swansea which had Mourinho purring, he was frustrated by the lack of accuracy of his side's passing.
"We were ready to hurt them much more but the quality of our passing was not good," Mourinho added. "We didn't have chances to score, but we had lots of opportunities to go for a killing action. The opposite to what happened at Swansea."
Thibaut Courtois returned in goal for Chelsea following a minor hand injury.
Courtois said: "The second leg will be like a final. It's just we win or they win. We have to win in front of our fans and go on to Wembley. "For them it's a big opportunity to win a trophy this season, to go to the final. Obviously we want to play too. It will be a hell of a second game, I think."
Courtois' return saw Petr Cech drop out of the starting XI.
Mourinho is happy to have two high-class goalkeepers fighting for one place in the team and Courtois knows he must be at his best to stay as number one.
Courtois told the London Evening Standard: "I was not 100 per cent fit last week. I still had pain in my thumb and it's not good to play if you know you can't help the team at the fullest. I have no pain in the thumb now.
"We have another top keeper who was there to play so the thinking was about the team. He is behind me and pushing me. I know in training that we are working hard and at a really high level. Petr is a top goalkeeper and I have to play well to continue to play.
"We are not busy being against each other, though, we just want to help the team. That's the important thing."