Kazim-Richards is full of hope

Fenerbahce's English star is keen to send Blues crashing

Kazim-Richards: Ready for Chelsea

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Colin Kazim-Richards is confident that Fenerbahce can end Chelsea's European dreams on Tuesday night.

The Turkish giants take a 2-1 lead to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final and have no intention of being rolled over in West London.

Former Brighton and Sheffield United winger Kazim-Richards put his side on the road to victory in Istanbul with a vital equaliser last week, and sees no reason why the Turkish champions cannot complete a memorable upset against the Blues this time around.

History

"This is a big game in our history," he said.

"It doesn't matter that Chelsea rested players in their last league game (against Manchester City).

"Chelsea are a great team and win a lot. But we are here with confidence and have a great coach (Zico).

"We are winning the game at the moment. That gives us confidence, rather than coming here 1-0 down.

"We have just got to play our game and try and win the tie."

Proud

Kazim-Richards also revealed that his former Blades boss Neil Warnock remains in regular contact and was full of praise after his starring role in the first leg victory last Wednesday.

"Neil stays in touch," he admitted.

"He said 'well done' and that he was proud.

"Obviously he is British and wants Chelsea to win but he wants me to do well, so I take it that he obviously wants Fenerbahce to win too."