"We are delighted to be in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and we will take on anybody," he said. "Chelsea are one of the best sides in Europe but we will take them on. And we certainly don't fear them."
Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins, meanwhile, admitted it would be a difficult last-four tie, saying: "When you reach this stage the opposition is going to be very tough and no doubt Villa will be a tough test for us.
"We're still in three competitions and delighted to be where we are at the moment."
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