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Hull star Okocha looking to upset Chelsea

Hull City star Jay-Jay Okocha is looking to cause an upset in tonight's Carling Cup tie with Chelsea.

Few can forget the impact Nigeria star Okocha enjoyed during his four years at Bolton, helping the club qualify for Europe for the time in their history.

Okocha and his team-mates made a habit of upsetting the big boys and a 2-1 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge in December 2003 is imprinted on his memory.

"How could I ever forget a result like that?" Okocha said. "It was a brilliant victory and is a great memory to look back on.

"It showed what can happen on any given day and that has encouraged me about the possibilities of what could happen when Chelsea arrive at the KC Stadium.

"I don't think they will look forward coming to a place like Hull - and some of their players will not even know where it is."

The sensational departure of boss Jose Mourinho was followed by a damaging 2-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday, and Chelsea could do without any cup slip-ups.

But Okocha insists Grant's players have no right to use the absence of Mourinho as a reason not to perform.

"Mourinho's departure was crazy when you look at his record there," said Okocha.

"But that's football and nothing surprises me.

"The manager has gone but it's still the same group of players who are out there on the pitch.

"Managers come and go but that's no reason not to perform and as professionals you have to go out there and do the business."

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