Collins confident of Chelsea repeat

15 October 2010 02:30
James Collins believes Aston Villa can pull off a repeat of last season's victory over Chelsea when they face Carlo Ancelotti's men in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. Central defender Collins scored the winning goal when Villa triumphed 2-1 over the Blues in the corresponding fixture 12 months ago. Collins knows Villa face an uphill task after losing heavily to Chelsea in subsequent encounters last term, going down 7-1 at Stamford Bridge in March and suffering a 3-0 loss in the FA Cup semi-finals. But the Wales international feels the omens are good for another impressive display against the reigning champions. "It's a similar situation to last time as we played them just after international duty last season," said Collins. "You know it's going to be a tough game against them but on the day we were superb. It was a good performance and topped off with a winning goal for myself. I had all my family there and to get a win was unbelievable. "I remember the last couple of minutes hanging on when we were under attack. Hopefully we can do the same again. You've got to look back on the way you played any time you beat Chelsea."

Source: PA