Chelsea play host to Leicester City this evening, and Chelsea vice-captain Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that the Blues are ready for the game.
While Azpilicueta has admitted the team is ready for the game, he’s also expecting a tough test from the Foxes.
“We expect a tough game,” says the 28-year-old. “It’s important after the 2-2 draw at Arsenal, when we couldn’t get the three points, that we get back to winning ways.
“They have good players and they have improved under Claude Puel. We have to be ready for the challenge because we will have to fight hard for the three points.”
Today’s game is followed by another home fixture, Wednesday’s FA Cup third-round replay against Norwich City, and Azpilicueta spoke about the role our fans can play.
“In every home game it’s important for us to have the support of the fans,” said the club’s vice-captain.
“The FA Cup is a special competition and this club has a fantastic history in it. This is the first step of trying to get to Wembley again and the support of our fans, as always, will be very important.”