Monday 19 February 2018

Varney aims to bridge the gap

Luke Varney has warned Chelsea that Blackpool are capable of pulling off a shock victory at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

The Tangerines, installed as favourites for relegation before the season began, have defied their critics so far this campaign by picking up seven points from their four Barclays Premier League fixtures to climb to fourth in the table.

Perhaps the most impressive of their performances was Saturday's surprise 2-0 victory at Newcastle, which came courtesy of goals from DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam.

Now Varney, who won the penalty which enabled Adam to open the scoring on Saturday, has warned the champions, who have a 100pc record so far this year, that he and his team-mates are brimming with confidence ahead of Sunday's game.

Varney said: "We spoke before about what we wanted from these two games and to be honest I would have taken a point from Newcastle but we can go to Chelsea now and enjoy ourselves.

"We are going to go there with the same attitude, the same group, the same togetherness. We're achieving a lot more than everyone was expecting so we'll be full of confidence and who knows what will happen?

He added: "It will be a daunting proposition too but we know we can go into the match on the back of Saturday's game with a lot of confidence."

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