Mauricio Pochettino is calling on the Chelsea supporters to help build a great atmosphere at Stamford Bridge when we take on old rivals Leeds United in the FA Cup, to boost our chances of bouncing straight back from the disappointment of our Carabao Cup final defeat.

Chelsea and Leeds meet each other in the FA Cup for the first time since our epic final replay victory in 1970, a match which sparked into life a historic rivalry between the two clubs.

That rivalry is sure to be felt inside Stamford Bridge when the teams come face to face again, with a place in this season's sixth round at stake, and Mauricio Pochettino hopes the atmosphere will help lift his players after the blow of our extra time loss to Liverpool in Sunday's Carabao Cup final.

‘We are aware of the history and the players are aware,' he said. 'I think Leeds are going to have 5,000 fans tomorrow and it’s going to be a good atmosphere.

'I understand the disappointment of our fans but we will need their help as always. I think it’s important to create a very good atmosphere because Leeds is going to be pushing with all their fans. I know very well it’s going to be a tough game.’

He doesn't think our loss last time out will put more pressure on the players to succeed in the FA Cup, though, believing the expectation is always to win at Chelsea.

‘Always the pressure is to win, the pressure is to go through in the competition. That is the most important thing. It is going to be tough tomorrow because of the circumstances but we need to be strong, positive and have a good energy.

'The players want to be involved and want to show that we are in a way that is going to be good for the team and for the club. We are looking forward to the next competition on Wednesday and then of course in the Premier League trying to win as many games as possible.’