MIDWEEK under the floodlights and a cup quater-final – every football fan loves nights like this!
It’s games and nights like this that can make the next generation fall in love with football and the fever of the cup.
Sunderland can go into this game with a little less pressure as no points are at stake.
Chelsea are quality but anything can happen in a midweek cup game. We played well last time we played the Blues and at the weekend against West Ham.
We need to shoot and take our chances. The confidence of winning this game would make Saturday more interesting.
I am great believer in the magic of the cup, so I say we can do this. Come on Sunderland, give us something to look forward to and some sense of pride.
Prediction: Sunderland 2 Chelsea 1