Brighton youngster Liam Bridcutt hopes to prove himself against FA Cup opponents Arsenal.

It was his former mentor in the Chelsea youth system, Brendan Rodgers, who turned Bridcutt in to a defensive midfielder, modelling his game on Claude Makelele who was helping the Stamford Bridge club win Premier League titles at the time.

Bridcutt told the Daily Mail: "When I got to scholarship level at Chelsea was when I had Brendan Rogers as the coach and he saw me as a holding midfielder. We used to have to watch DVDs of players. Every player had a set position and a set player that you would watch.

"I played against Jack Wilshere going up through the ranks. I was 19 or 20 playing in a reserve game. At the time he was tipped to be the next best thing at Arsenal. It turns out he was."