Middlesbrough host Chelsea at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday and 23-year Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson is looking forward to facing Chelsea’s Diego Costa.
“In the Premier League, you relish these opportunities. These are the kind of teams you’ve grown up watching on the telly, scoring goals on Match of the Day,” Gibson said.
“Diego Costa, for example, is the kind of opponent you look forward to as a greater challenge.
“That’s why we want to be in this league. We’re happy if people write us off against teams like this. It gives us that extra motivation to prove people wrong.”