Glenn Hoddle distanced the squad from the club's jinx against Chelsea and declared: "We could end it in one fell swoop."
The Blues arrive at the Lane tonight for the second leg of the Worthington Cup semi-final defending a 2-1 lead from the first leg.
We haven't beaten Chelsea since 1990 but asked if that record had got to the players, the manager's answer was simple - 'no'.
"I think it's got the fans more than the players," insisted Glenn. "A lot of players here haven't been involved in that too much.
"I was manager of Chelsea and it's almost as if their fans said 'oh well, there's six points this season' when they played Tottenham.
"But it's going to end one year. I remember against Liverpool, we hadn't won there since the Titanic went down, we went there, won 1-0 and then went back and won 1-0 the next season.
"That shows you a lot of it is psychological.
"We need our fans arriving here with one thing on their mind - a win. We need them to take the roof off.
"In many ways, what a lovely way to overcome 11 years of punishment if you like. In one fail swoop it could be out of the window."
Gus: Time to end the pain