Cardiff City defender Anthony Gerrard is ready to take the battle to Chelsea's superstars in today's FA Cup tie.

Gerrard is the cousin of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

"Chelsea players may be stars," Gerrard said. "But they can still get hurt and I won't be averse to be giving one or two of them a kick. You've got to get in their faces and I'll do whatever it takes to get that upper hand.

"You always want to establish yourself in the game and if that means a good hard tackle in the first minute then so be it. If you pussyfoot around a team like Chelsea they will murder you - and that is something I don't want to happen."