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Kurti targets Cup upset

13 May 2014

League standing means nothing says boss

Millwall Lionesses manager Alberto Kurti is adamant his side can upset the odds when they travel to Chelsea Ladies on Wednesday in the FA WSL Continental Cup.

Although Millwall and Chelsea both call London their home, that is where the similarities end with the two clubs almost at opposite ends of the footballing spectrum.

While Chelsea have splashed the cash this season and find themselves second in the FA Women's Super League 1, Millwall are currently fourth in the division below.

But with the two teams locking horns in a Continental Cup clash at Staines Town tomorrow evening, Kurti insists the formbook will be thrown out of the window.

"When you look at Chelsea on paper, they've got some fantastic senior international players," he said. "But what's on paper and what happens on the pitch are different stories.

"Whenever Chelsea play Millwall you are going to get that local derby feeling, and there's always the ambition from our players to prove their point against some of the best players in the country. It's definitely a challenge that we're all looking forward to.

"We've had two fantastic pre-season games with Chelsea, and we've held our own. Despite the score-lines we had our moments within those games, so this is a game we're looking forward to.

"At the end of the day every game is there to be won, and we've got a group of players that are high on confidence and have fantastic ability.

"On our day we have proven we can go and compete with anyone and get the best result possible."

Both clubs currently find themselves unbeaten in Group One of the Continental Cup, but Chelsea have managed to record two wins from two with Millwall securing two draws.

ticketing siteKick-Off for the game at Staines Town FC is 7.30pm and tickets can be brought online via the Chelsea Ladies  or on the night priced at £5 adult, £3 U16 and concessions.

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