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Ledley looks for response

Posted on 18 September 2009  - 12:00

Ledley King hopes we can use our good recent form against Chelsea to bounce back from our first defeat of the season when we meet them on Sunday.

Ledley looks for response

Ledley King hopes we can use our good recent form against Chelsea to bounce back from our first defeat of the season when we meet them on Sunday.

Harry Redknapp's men will be looking to make amends for the 3-1 reverse against Manchester United last Saturday, which came on the back of the four straight league wins that kicked off our campaign.

Now we face a trip to table-toppers Chelsea, but defender Ledley has pointed to our favourable record-of-late against the Blues.

We are undefeated in our last four meetings with our London rivals - a run sparked by our famous Carling Cup Final victory over them in 2008.

But despite a 1-1 draw at the Bridge early last season, we have not taken three points away from the King's Road since February 1990!

And with the Blues currently undefeated under new manager Carlo Ancelotti, Ledley is under no illusions as to how tough a test this may be.

"We know Chelsea's players well enough and we've all seen their quality. It's always a tough game against them," he said.

"But we have done well against them in recent games and they will be aware of our qualities as well.

"However, we take one season and one game at a time. This is no doubt one they will want to win being at home.

"We haven't taken too many points off them at Stamford Bridge in my memory, so for that reason alone, this is going to be another tough game."

Ledley continued: "Four wins from five games is a good start for us. We're disappointed with the last result, but Sunday is a chance for us to strike back in the best possible way against another top team."