Anderson - We're ready to put on a good show against Chelsea

Tommy Anderson.
Tommy Anderson.

I think if we work as hard as we can it should be a good game for us.

Tommy Anderson

Tommy Anderson insists that whilst Chelsea have some 'very good players', he and his teammates are relishing the opportunity to pit themselves against one of the best young footballing sides in Europe.

Blues host the current FA Youth Cup holders this Wednesday 4 April at St. Andrew's (7pm kick-off) in the Semi-Final First Leg tie.

Whilst Chelsea are undoubtedly the favourites, Anderson says Blues will not be overawed by the challenge.

"Chelsea are a big team, but all the lads are ready to go out there and try and put on a good show," said the 18-year-old.

"It's great to come up against the best players.

"I think if we work as hard as we can it should be a good game for us.

"Our threat comes from the wide areas and through the middle.”

Six days after hosting Chelsea at St. Andrew's, Blues will take on the Londoners at Stamford Bridge and Anderson says the aim is to make sure they remain in the tie.

"It's over two legs but we're not just going to sit back and our aim is to go for it in both games if we can,” said attacking midfielder Anderson, who scored the opening goal in Blues Sixth Round win at Norwich City.

“Hopefully we can do well in the first leg and set ourselves up nicely for the next one and be positive as well.

"We've watched videos of Chelsea's games here and there, but the main preparation will be in the days leading up to it.

"There are always game plans, especially against bigger teams.

"You can't just turn up and think you can do whatever you want because they've got some very good players.

"But we're a good team as well, with a good team spirit and we love scoring goals, so hopefully we'll do ourselves justice."

To encourage as many supporters to come along to St. Andrew's as possible on Wednesday, admission charges for both adults and concessions have been set at just £1.