Eagles relishing Blues clash
11 Nov 2008 - 13:48:33
Burnley midfielder Chris Eagles has urged his team-mates to rise to the occasion of playing Chelsea in the Carling Cup.
The Clarets take on the current Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge in a fourth round tie on Wednesday night and Eagles, who faced Chelsea while with former club Manchester United, is looking forward to the high-profile clash.
"Playing Chelsea at their ground is a very special moment for myself, my team-mates and the club," he told the club's official website.
"But from my past experiences I'd tell my team-mates not to be too afraid and don't let your nerves get the better of you, because that's when your game goes to pot.
"It's good to have nerves, but to control them in a way that you have the confidence to try things.
"All I can tell the lads is that the game is going to be 100 mph from the first whistle because the pace they play at is very fast and they're very attacking."