Cundy's tip for Old room-mate Jim

IPSWICH Town today had a message of good cheer from within the Chelsea camp.

Elvin King

By ELVIN KING

elvin.king@archant.co.uk

IPSWICH Town today had a message of good cheer from within the Chelsea camp.


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In Saturday's FA Cup fourth round battle of the Blues at Stamford Bridge, Jim Magilton's side will start outsiders against their Premier League opposition.

But Jason Cundy, who has played for both clubs and is now doing media work for Chelsea TV, insists that Ipswich can make a name for themselves in front of a full house in west London.

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“I loved my time with Ipswich Town and it was one of the best times in my playing career,” said Cundy, who was conducting interviews earlier this week at the Town training ground.

“Ipswich will be under no pressure at all while Chelsea manager Luis Felipe Scolari is finding himself under a little bit of pressure.

“Chelsea's home form is not the greatest and they made life difficult for themselves last Saturday against Stoke before running out worthy winners.

“It will be interesting to see who scores the first goal, and I am sure Ipswich can do a job at Stamford Bridge.

“They have always been a footballing side and nothing has changed.”

Cundy used to room with Magilton during his Ipswich days, and he had this tip for his former team mate.

“Chelsea have struggled to penetrate against sides who have played deep and five men across midfield,” added Cundy.

“It will be a tight game and certainly not four or five goals to Chelsea although as a Premier League side at home they will start favourites.”

Cundy also works for radio station Talksport and has been involved in coaching at Chelsea.

Ipswich Town director Jonathan Symonds will be roaring on the Suffolk side on Saturday having been a Chelsea season ticket holder prior to joining the Portman Road board.

Symonds has been chief information officer of the Marcus Evans Group since 1996, responsible for the strategy and delivery of IT solutions globally for the group.

Evans will be at Stamford Bridge, and Symonds has pledged himself to Ipswich since Evans took over the club in December 2007.

He has been a regular at games both home and away and is joined on the Town board by two other Evans group employees - Martin Pitcher and Ian Milne.

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