Leeds chairman Bates admits mixed feelings facing Chelsea

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has mixed feelings about facing Chelsea in the Capital One Cup. Bates sold Chelsea to Roman Abramovich.

Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has mixed feelings about facing Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.

Bates sold Chelsea to Roman Abramovich.

"Watching Leeds play Chelsea at Elland Road will be like getting a new Bentley with your mother-in-law in the passenger seat and watching it go over a cliff," he told the Daily Mail. "But it’s a huge game for Leeds and I want them to win, of course I do."

He does, however, admit to being tempted to visit Rafa Benitez’s players in their hotel this afternoon. They will be just across the road from his apartment, in the Malmaison.

"I only know a few of the players because so much has changed since I left, but it would be nice to see Frank and JT again," he said.

"It will be a fantastic occasion. We are playing the best team in Europe and the second best team in the world. Elland Road will be filled to the roof."

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