Boss Glenn is desperate for a packed house to get behind our young team as we bid to end our 11-year hoodoo against the Blues — and try to creep into European contention.
You have to go back to February 1990 for the last time we beat the men from Stamford Bridge, a run stretching 21 league games.
But victory on Tuesday night would close the gap on Chelsea, currently sixth in the Premiership, to just three points.
Glenn said: “Sometimes the team has to get the crowd going but the fact it’s a derby against Chelsea, a team we haven’t beaten for a long time and that there are a lot of players in the treatment room makes it vital the crowd gets behind us.
“They can make the twelfth man for us. That’s important. It should be a full house, a good atmosphere and it would be great if they really get behind us, be patient and give the youngsters a chance.
“Those youngsters need lifting. We’ve played a lot of football, it’s our fourth game in nine days and we can’t rest people because we haven’t got the squad. The crowd can really play their part.”
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Glenn Hoddle has sent this message directly to the fans: “You can be our 12<sup>th</sup> man against Chelsea.”