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Villa boss O'Neill happy facing Chelsea in Cup semi

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has welcomed their FA Cup semifinal draw with Chelsea.

O'Neill remained bullish after being paired with holders and favourites Chelsea, following a 4-2 win at Reading when they came back from two down.

"We are delighted to be there," he said. "We will take on anybody. Chelsea are one of the best sides in Europe but we will take them on. And we certainly don't fear them."

Villa will be making their second trip of the season to Wembley, having lost to Manchester United in the Carling Cup final.

Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins said: "Aston Villa will be a tough game for us."

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