Chelsea target relishing big game

Villas-Boas feels the Premiership title race is well underwayGenk wonder-kid Kevin De Bruyne has claimed that the reports linking him with Chelsea will not distract him from playing his best against Andre Villas-Boas’ team in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League.

The Blues had been tracking the 20-year-old and sent scouts to watch him on several occasions, however he failed to impress when the two teams clashed at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, in which Chelsea won 5-0.

However, De Bruyne is currently has bags of confidence as he goes in to the game with his first professional hat-trick under his belt as Genk came-back to win against Club Brugge on Saturday.
De Bruyne netted both the equaliser and the winner as Mario Been’s men brought it back from 4-2 down to be eventual winners 5-4.

Meanwhile, Chelsea suffered a 5-3 home defeat at the hands of Arsenal on the same day, whilst De Bruyne has insisted that he will give everything to continue Chelsea’s disappointing form.
De Bruyne said: “I will think about only doing my best for Genk. My ‘relationship’ with Chelsea is not important. Nothing is signed yet, we will see.

“We gained a lot of confidence in the Bruges game and I scored three times. But we won as a team and we have to take on Chelsea as a team.
“What have we got to lose? Playing against this type of world-class team is a players dream.”

Genk’s win at Brugge was their second in three matches following four straight defeats.

Manager Been said: “We take with us the excellent feeling of our victory over Bruges last Saturday. That is very important.

“Of course, we play against a club that can easily line up three different teams, all of them with Europe’s top players. But we will take on the game differently to the first leg.
“We showed way too much respect for our opponents. We played backward instead of forward. At home in front of a capacity crowd we will have our chances, I’m sure.

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