Darnell Johnson

Johnson's Pre-Chelsea U23s Confidence

Fresh from captaining Leicester City's Development Squad in midweek, defender Darnell Johnson is anticipating a tough challenge from Chelsea at Holmes Park this weekend.
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- Chelsea are the visitors to Holmes Park to face Leicester City's Development Squad on Saturday (12pm BST kick-off)
- Defender Darnell Johnson says City's past record against the young Blues should give the hosts confidence
- The Foxes secured an impressive 1-1 draw and shootout win at Scunthorpe United in the Leasing.com Trophy on Tuesday
- Live coverage of Saturday's clash in Whetstone is available for free on LCFC TV from 11:45am BST 

The Club's Under-23s welcome the Premier League 2 Division 1 leaders to Holmes Park on Saturday hoping to inflict a first defeat of the season on the young Blues in Whetstone.

Johnson, who spent a spell at Scottish Premiership side Hibernian last term, says the Foxes will approach the fixture with a strong feeling of confidence in their ability to seal victory.

"We know Chelsea over the years always bring out a good side, but when we play Chelsea, we do turn up, so we’re full of confidence going into the game on Saturday," he told LCFC TV.

Development Squad

Johnson: We're Confident For Chelsea Clash

Leicester City Development Squad defender Darnell Johnson previews Saturday's midday clash with Chelsea at Holmes Park in Premier League 2 Division 1.

"Hopefully we get the win. Holmes Park’s a lovely place. Whenever we play there, the boys always get that vibe that: ‘This is our home, we’ve got to perform for our hometown’.

"I think the boys like playing there and I like playing there too, it’s a good vibe."

Reflecting on Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United in the Leasing.com Trophy, which was followed by a 3-1 shootout success, Johnson believes there is a lot to be proud of for City.

"I thought the game was good overall," he continued. "I thought in both of the halves, we played well. Obviously, we went out there with a philosophy and a strategy going into the game.

Holmes Park’s a lovely place. Whenever we play there, the boys always get that vibe that: ‘This is our home, we’ve got to perform for our hometown’.

Darnell Johnson LCFC TV

"I think, for large periods of that game, we did take control of the game, but just at the end, we were a bit slack. That’s what we need to work on.

"On a personal level, myself, they’re the best games because obviously you’re playing against players that play week in, week out, in League 1 and League 2 in the first teams.

"I think for all of the boys, it’s a good experience, because that’s the closest thing at the moment to the first team I’d say, so on my behalf, I really enjoy those games."

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