Forrester: Brentford can cause an upset
Harry Forrester still believes that Brentford can beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Harry Forrester has warned Chelsea that Brentford can still cause an FA Cup upset by beating the Blues in next month's replay.
Fernando Torres scored a late equaliser in Sunday's game to ensure Chelsea remained in the Cup, after Marcello Trotta had put the Bees ahead.
Oscar pulled Chelsea level, before Forrester slotted home a penalty to put the home side back in front.
Forrester told The Evening Standard: "For the replay we can say we have done it once, we got a draw in the first game and we maybe should have got more.
"We won’t be scared."
On a weekend of FA Cup shocks, League One Brentford gave Chelsea a run for their money, as they were seven minutes from victory.
Forrester added: "We came out and let our football do the talking and showed how we can compete against such a gifted team.
“We had a game-plan of when we wanted to press and where we wanted to press.
"You can’t go chasing players like this one-on-one because you’ll just get picked off."
With Chelsea currently on a bad run of form, having lost to Swansea in the Capital One Cup semi-final, Forrester feels that the fans will enjoy a trip to Chelsea and can be proud of their club, with the sides set to meet on February 17.
The 22-year-old said: “It was 90 minutes hard graft and, if we would’ve won, we’d have been heroes. But we’ve got the draw, we can go to Stamford Bridge, the fans can have a good day out and they can be proud of what the club are achieving.
“It’s not impossible for us to win. I think people would’ve said drawing here was impossible, to get a result against the European champions.”
Despite being released by Aston Villa 18 months ago, Forrester believes that he can make it in the top flight again.
Forrester has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with the likes of Southampton, Reading and West Brom all interested in the striker.
But he said he is trying to put any speculation to the back of his mind.
Forrester said: “Obviously, it’s everyone’s dream. I’ve come down the leagues to learn my trade and I’m doing that.
“I don’t know anything about being watched by clubs. There are a lot of people at this stadium watching players. I’ve got a great manager behind me, great colleagues and a great club. I’m at a hungry club that want success and I’m not somewhere where being mediocre is accepted. It’s bringing me on as a player and I’m really grateful for that.”
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