• Capital One Cup

Warnock relishing Chelsea opportunity

ESPN staff
December 17, 2012
Neil Warnock is ready to go up against Premier League opposition again © PA Photos

Neil Warnock insists there is no pressure on his Leeds United team as they prepare for their Capital One Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea.

Leeds look well placed to claim an upset at Elland Road on Wednesday night, with the Championship side having claimed four wins from their last five games. Chelsea, by contrast, have been struggling for form and go into the game on the back of a lengthy flight from Japan after their Club World Cup final defeat to Corinthians.

However, Warnock says "Chelsea could put three teams out that could beat us" and that he is simply looking forward to the encounter.

"It promises to be fabulous with no pressure on us," he said. "Whatever team I select we can just go out and enjoy it. I hope we go out and give them a good game, but if we play well and they do as well there's only one winner, so we have to hope they're not right up to it and we're on top of our game."

Warnock acknowledges that home advantage will work in Leeds' favour, though, adding: "We can give anyone a run for their money on our patch and it promises to be a really good cup tie.

"There's nothing else happening in the country that night so all eyes will be on the cup tie and it will be exciting."

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