Leeds United's next generation have the chance to cause a cup shock this week when they face Chelsea.
Leeds United’s under-18s coach Jason Blunt has been talking ahead of his side’s FA Youth Cup tie with Chelsea.
Leeds’ senior side had a major boost with their 2-0 victory against Derby County last weekend and now it is the turn of the next generation to try to cause a shock against the competition’s current holders.
Chelsea’s youth side have won the trophy three times in the last five years but the Elland Road crowd will act as the 12th man as they attempt to roar their side to what would be a huge victory.
“The kids know this is their cup final,” Blunt said in an interview with the club's official website. “We can do no wrong really.
“We know about their squad so the kids have got nothing to fear. If we go out and relax I think we’ll do well.”
Leeds have a number of young players coming through the ranks and have seen some of them make a considerable impact on the first-team this season. So as much as Blunt’s side will want to beat Chelsea, they will also know a good performance is likely to catch the eye of manager Neil Redfearn.
As Blunt himself has promised, “It will be a game. The lads will make it a game. They won’t get any respect. The lads are really looking forward to it.”