Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said he is looking forward to the battle against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarterfinal on Sunday.
The FA Cup appears to be Chelsea’s best and perhaps only shot for a silverware this season, considering Bayern Munich’s three-goal advantage in the Champions League.
But first, they have to beat Leicester City at King Power Stadium to a spot in the semifinal.
Having two consecutive wins since the Premier League restart, Frank Lampard’s side will have a slight confidence edge over Leicester who had just two points from the two draws against Watford and Brighton.
However, while Chelsea could be without Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to the Leicester boss, they will have all their squad available for the match.
“We’re ticking along and really looking forward to it. Hopefully, we can stay that way,” he added (quoted by Leicester Mercury.
The former Liverpool manager also believes Lampard has the squad depth he needs for the game despite having just the two-day break after the 2-1 victory over Manchester City.
He said: “He’s (Lampard) got a really strong squad there so I’m sure he’ll delve into that quality.
“It’s a great occasion to be playing in the quarter-final. The possibility to get to a semi-final is really something.”
Rodgers also spoke about the Foxes’ poor record against Chelsea in the cup competitions, having never beaten Chelsea in the FA cup.
“I always think (it’s got to be broken). Even myself as a manager, I’ve never beaten Chelsea, across all my clubs,” he said.
“I’m the eternal optimist in everything I do, so I’ll always believe it will come at some point. We have to push for it.”