Pearson: Leicester players convinced of Chelsea upset

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is convinced they can upset FA Cup opponents Chelsea. Pearson says the Foxes believe they can defeat Chelsea today.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is convinced they can upset FA Cup opponents Chelsea.

Pearson says the Foxes believe they can defeat Chelsea today.

"If you speak to the players, just the fact they are looking forward to it tells you they do believe," said Pearson.

"It is about collectively being focused on doing a job. Yes, it will be a tough game, but they will have a respect for us and be mindful of the fact we have some players who have the capability to have a huge impact on this game - in all areas.

"Whoever you play you have to have respect for them, but our players have to go out and see this as an opportunity to play against a side that has been one of the most successful teams in the country for a number of years.

"We know they are a talented side but we have to be competitive, and that means being brave enough to play our own game and being brave enough to ask questions of them.

"It is not the case of us hiding the fact we are underdogs, we want to give a good account of ourselves and cause them problems. It is a fabulous opportunity to show what we can do."

Have your say