Warnock plays down cup chances

Leeds manager Neil WarnockLeeds manager Neil Warnock believes that it will be tough for his side to achieve a positive result against Chelsea in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup quarter-final clash.

The Championship outfit are rank outsiders against the Londoners, who will be keen to bounce back from their FIFA Club World Cup disappointment over the weekend.

Warnock thinks a memorable victory is possible, but only if the Blues are below par:

“You never know if it’s your last big cup tie really, so it whets the appetite. I don’t think I could have picked a better team to play against.” He is quoted by SkySports.

“It promises to be fabulous with no pressure on us. Whatever team I select we can just go out and enjoy it.

“I hope we go out and give them a good game, but if we play well and they do as well there’s only one winner, so we have to hope they’re not right up to it and we’re on top of our game.”

He went on to suggest that playing at Elland Road could give his team a slight advantage

“We can give anyone a run for their money on our patch and it promises to be a really good cup tie.

“There’s nothing else happening in the country that night so all eyes will be on the cup tie and it will be exciting.

“As you saw against the others, I think Everton picked a strong side and we did well against them so it’s all credit to the boys.”