Lambert: The pressure is on Chelsea to win
Ahead of Saturday’s quarterfinal tie with Chelsea at the Molineux, Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Paul Lambert has stated that his team will play their football with confidence as the onus lies on the visitors to get a result.
Wolves have already dispatched Premier League opposition in the FA Cup this season; Stoke at the Bet365 and Liverpool at Anfield. They will fancy their chances especially on home turf but Lambert is cautious of the quality within the Chelsea squad.
“Usually I’d say the expectation is on us because we are at home, but the onus and expectancy is on Chelsea because of who they are and the resources they have got,” said Lambert, who won the Scottish Cup four times as a player.
“You look at their players and every one is an international, everyone on their bench is an international.
Chelsea sit comfortably atop the log with an eight point cushion between them and 2nd place Manchester City but they suffered a setback away to Burnley in their last fixture as they were held to a one all draw. Lambert who saw the match insists his team will approach the match differently
“We will have to find a way of taking them out of their comfort zone, as we did at Liverpool. What Burnley did was excellent but I saw the possession stats were incredibly high in Chelsea’s favour, which you would expect.
“I’m not going to play the same way. That’s taking nothing away from Burnley because they got a brilliant result but when you sit and wait for a team to come at you you’ve got to hope they have an off-day and don’t fire at all levels.”