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Daniel Farke: Nothing is impossible

5 January 2018

Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke has challenged his side to defy the odds when they take on Premier League champions Chelsea at Carrow Road on Saturday (5:30pm).

City meet Antonio Conte's Blues in the Emirates FA Cup third round, coming up against a side who finished as runners-up in the competition last season.

Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon, Farke said: "It's a tough draw but we are looking forward to this game.

"One day, you can have a special day and create something extraordinary. That's what we're trying to do.

"Each and every game is a big challenge and we will try to get the best result possible. We were brilliant in the Carabao Cup against Arsenal.

"I'm a deep believer in cup competitions. I want to win each and every game.

"If you wanted to lose, you could stand on the sidelines and not play at all."

Farke believes Manchester City's top-flight dominance will impact the team selected by the visitors, due to opportunities for domestic silverware being lessened.

"It's no secret Manchester City will win the Premier League," he explained.

"That means the FA Cup has a high importance for Chelsea. They are 100 per cent favourites for this game.

"They will be there with a strong squad. If they don't have Eden Hazard, they have Willian or Pedro.

"If you stick together and are brave, and give everything on the pitch, you can do something extraordinary. I like being the underdog."

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