Højbjerg relishing Chelsea test

By SFC Media time Sun 23 Apr Chelsea vs Saints
Photo by Naomi Baker | Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is relishing the prospect of Southampton's trip to Premier League leaders Chelsea, even if he admits it might be the toughest game of the season.

Saints head to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night bidding to reinforce their position in the top half of the table, while the Blues will be in need of the win to fend off second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who are just four points behind them with six games to play.

With a lot on the line, Højbjerg explained how excited he and the rest of the players are about the showdown.

"Of course, you say every game is important, but somehow, when you play against number one, it gets a little bit more important," he said.

"I saw the game they lost against Manchester United, and now they are a little bit under pressure, and we also want to continue getting good results.

"Chelsea away is, of course, maybe the toughest game this year, but I think that we have the possibility to get the result. Why not? We are a good team and we have shown it before, so I don't think it is impossible, but it is going to be very tough.

"Of course, massive respect for what Chelsea have done this year, but it's a 90-minute game and anything can happen."

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