Southampton midfielder Jack Cork is looking forward to facing former club Chelsea.

Cork is already looking forward to pitting his wits against his old side for a third time next Saturday.

"For me, [playing] against Chelsea is always going to be a really good so I'll be right up for it," he told Saints Player.

"Throughout all of my loan periods, I was always wishing we'd get Chelsea in the cup then, when we did get them at Watford, I couldn't play so that was frustrating.

"Then we drew them in the cup here and then played them in the league soon afterwards so I got to play them twice in just over a week having looked forward to that for five-or-six years!

"I loved going back to Stamford Bridge and playing there, and it was a shame we didn't do too well in the cup - but I'd prefer to take points off them in the league rather win a cup game.

"This is a big game for us at a big time in the season, and hopefully we can do ourselves justice."