Date: 18th February 2017 at 8:19am
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By Danny Wright

Carl Ikeme believes that the Wolves fans will play a huge part when they take on Chelsea at Molineux on Saturday.

The goalkeeper missed the win over Liverpool in the previous round through suspension but is expected to start in the fifth round clash which could see Wolves through to their first FA Cup quarter-final in 15 years.

Talking in the Express and Star ahead of the game, Ikeme said, “The fans could be massive. It’s up to us to produce good moments on the pitch.

“When Molineux is full capacity it is rocking and it’s a tough place for people to come.

“The atmosphere will be incredible.”

Wolves beat Stoke and Liverpool to get to this stage in the competition and will be looking to knockout three Premier League teams in a row to reach the quarter-finals.

This is set to be their toughest task yet though, with Antonio Conte’s men in red-hot form. They’ve only lost one game in their last 18 outings.

Ikeme will face the toughest opposition he’s had to deal with in years in the shape of Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi, with Diego Costa expected to be rested.

David Luiz and Thibaut Courtois are also expected to miss the tie as the Italian boss looks to refresh, rotate and give some of his fringe players an opportunity.

Wolves have won the FA Cup four times in their history with their last triumph coming in 1960 when they beat Blackburn Rovers.

If they beat Chelsea on Saturday in the early-evening game, fans will be dreaming of a fifth.

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