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Ferguson: Preston can beat Chelsea - just look at what happened to Dad!

Preston North End boss Darren Ferguson fancies upsetting Chelsea in today's FA Cup clash.

Ferguson will use dad Alex's FA Cup misery to try to inspire Preston to a shock fourth-round triumph.

Ferguson admits his side's chances of beating Chelsea depend on the visitors having the sort of off day his father's Manchester United endured in their 1-0 home defeat by Leeds in the last round.

He said: "Sometimes you get years when there are little flurries of shock results.

"Those are the examples you need to look at. Leeds going to Old Trafford and Reading going to Anfield and winning.

"It happens all the time in the FA Cup. It's why it grabs everyone's emotions.

"Chelsea can't play well every game. If we are at our maximum and they are not, we stand a chance."

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