CHELSEA legend Kerry Dixon reckons his old club were handed, arguably, one of the toughest opponents possible when they were paired with Manchester United in the next round of the FA Cup – with Jose Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge.
When the two teams last met in SW6 in October, Antonio Conte’s side romped to a 4-0 win.
But Dixon – who scored 147 goals in 335 games for Chelsea – believes United are a much-improved side four months on.
However, he is pleased his old club have home advantage.
He told the Chelsea Fancast: “I think it’s a fantastic draw for us and from the point of view if you’ve got a hard team you might as well have them at home. I don’t believe that any previous result like the result earlier on this season will have any effect at all.
“I think United are a better side now. They’ve got more confident, they’re playing better. I think Mourinho wants the cup.
“He’s already in one cup final. We’ll know by then if they’ve got one trophy in the cabinet.
“It’s going to be a great game,” added Kerry who is looking forward to the game almost as much as his film Premiere – based on his life story chronicled in his autobiography ‘Up Front’ – next week.
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