Best relishing Chelsea clash
Young striker dreaming of Wembley
Last Updated: February 25, 2009 6:59pm
Best: Aiming high
Leon Best is eyeing another FA Cup upset when Coventry face Chelsea in the sixth-round at the Ricoh Arena.
The 22-year-old striker scored the only goal in the Sky Blues' fifth-round replay with Premier League side Blackburn on Tuesday and now believes his side are ready to take down Guus Hiddink's team.
He says Barnsley's defeat of the West London side in the same competition last year shows that an away win is not a foregone conclusion.
"Chelsea will be a massive game. To be playing against some of the best players in the world, you can only look forward to it," he said.
"We can take encouragement from the fact Barnsley beat them in the FA Cup last season. Anything is possible in the cups and, if Chelsea come here and have an off day, we can take the game off them.
"I don't think there is really a danger of being overawed by them. We have got a lot of players who will give 100 per cent no matter what and they will be looking forward to the bigger games rather than the little ones.
"That will be the biggest game I've played in along with Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carling Cup - and we beat United. I am looking forward to it."
Although they face such a tough task to progress further than the last eight, Best is already dreaming of walking out onto the Wembley pitch in the final.
"It would mean so much to play at Wembley. As a footballer you dream about those things. It would be the equivalent of a normal person winning the lottery," he added.
"We are not far away from the final now. We've got a game now against massive opposition but anything is possible."
Best admits he is a fan of Chelsea and says he is "delighted" to be lining up opposite two of his favourite strikers.
He said: "I never miss a Chelsea game if they are on TV. I'd always sit and watch it so I'm delighted to be playing against them.
"They have not been doing so well but they have got the quality. They could come here and be on top of their game. They did well against Aston Villa at the weekend but anything is possible."