Marc Albrighton

Albrighton Excited By Clash With ‘Fantastic’ Chelsea

Winger Marc Albrighton is looking forward to the contest of Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final tie against Chelsea at King Power Stadium.
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- Chelsea visit King Power Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday (4pm kick-off)
- The quarter-final tie will be staged behind closed doors on Filbert Way
- Marc Albrighton is excited by the challenge of facing Frank Lampard's Blues
- The winger says City are determined to do all they can to progress

The Foxes will host Frank Lampard’s Blues on Filbert Way in both sides’ third fixture to be staged behind closed doors since English football returned after a three-month break in play.

City and Chelsea have already met twice in the Premier League this term, drawing on both occasions, and are separated by just one place in the top-flight table with seven matches to go.

Having watched Lampard’s men in action since the restart, Albrighton, 30, is under no illusions about the fact that Sunday’s meeting will be a tough challenge for Leicester.

“Obviously, they’re a fantastic side,” the former Aston Villa midfielder told LCFC TV. “I watched them the other day and they’ve got quality on the pitch and on the bench as well.

In the two games that we’ve played so far, they’re not the results that we wanted. We obviously wanted six points out of those two games.

Marc Albrighton LCFC TV

“They’re a well-organised side with a lot of quality, so it’s going to be difficult. But so are we, so it’s going to be a fantastic game and hopefully we’re the ones to come out on top.”

Following two draws for the Foxes over the past week, Albrighton admitted that he and his team-mates are determined to secure a first victory since the restart as soon as possible.

“It’s huge for us,” he added. “In the two games that we’ve played so far, they’re not the results that we wanted. We obviously wanted six points out of those two games.

“We’ve not been able to do that. We haven’t lost the games, which is a positive we can take, but ultimately, we need to be winning those types of games to stay on course for our goal.”

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Goals: Leicester City 2 Chelsea 2

Watch the goals from King Power Stadium where the Foxes hosted Chelsea in the Premier League.

Albrighton, who joined the Club in 2014, says a shift in focus, to cup duties, could be beneficial for the Foxes as they shift attentions to reaching a first FA Cup Semi-Final since 1982.

“We’ll be changing it up this weekend, going into the FA Cup, rather than the Premier League and that’s probably a good thing,” he continued.

“We’ve had a couple of games now to suss out what it’s going to be like and how different it’s going to be, so there’s no excuses now. We’ve got to go out and perform well.”

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