HARRY CORNICK is planning the “perfect” weekend – dumping more misery on his idol Frank Lampard.
The Luton Town forward is a self-confessed “glory hunter” and supported the Blues when Jose Mourinho was winning back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006.
Luton star Harry Cornick is hoping to inflict misery on his childhood idolCredit: Getty
The 25-year-old would go down in club folklore if he scores in an FA Cup upset at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.
If that happens, then it would intensify the pressure this season on Chelsea boss Lampard, the man Cornick hero-worshipped while growing up on the south coast.
Cornick said: “My older brother was a Chelsea fan and I followed him.
“Especially as my mates at school were Liverpool and Arsenal fans.
“I’m 100% a glory fan to be honest. I started supporting them mainly when it was the team of Terry, Lampard, Drogba, Robben and Duff.
“I don’t need psyching up for this. It’s one of those games you dream of as a kid.
“You’re playing against the team you support, some of the best players in the world.
“You want to play against Kante, Werner, and Thiago Silva. You want to test yourself and see how good you can be.
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“My favourite all-time player was Lampard. He is a legend there. He is doing okay as a manager and hopefully he can fire them to the top.
“I will try my best on Sunday. Hopefully we can turn them over and knock them out of the Cup, which he wouldn’t like. That sounds perfect. That’s what we want to do.
“First and foremost you play for the team you play for. I don’t want Chelsea to win this game, no chance. We have enough in our squad to give them a lot of trouble.
“Hopefully I can score the winner – that would be lovely.”
Luton, who are 13th place in the Championship, face Chelsea for the first time since the 1994 FA Cup semi-finals when Gavin Peacock scored twice for the West Londoners at Wembley.
It is eight years since the club were last in the FA Cup Fifth Round, having famously beaten Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Third Round as a non-league outfit.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is under mounting pressureCredit: PA:Press Association
Confident Cornick said: “We will play our game, we will go there with a lot of confidence. We’re in a bit of form.
“If we play our best football, defensively we’re sound and cut our mistakes to a minimum, then we have a great chance of getting a result.”
Tom Lockyer is now free to play after the FA announced Luton won their appeal against his red card at Brentford on Wednesday.
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