Villa Faithful Make The Difference
Villa skipper Gareth Barry says the Villa faithful can make all the difference tonight.
The soon to be (or if not sack McClaren!) England midfielder told the official site: 'Of course 6,000 fans can make a difference. The fact that we played so well down there recently can also give us a lot of confidence going into the game. The fans were superb at Leicester in the last round and I'm sure they'll make loads of noise again tonight. They can play a big part.'
'But it's still Chelsea and we have to be at our very best to get anything from the game. We played well when we drew 1-1 there and we'll need at least a repeat.'
Adding 'This is a competition we take very seriously. It's our quickest route into Europe and that's where everyone wants to be playing next season. But Chelsea away was as tough a draw as we could have been given and we will have to be at our very best to get through to the next round. We're not underestimating the task.'
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