Le Saux says Chelsea must overcome mental block

The Blues came agonisingly close to winning the trophy in 2008, losing on penalties to Manchester United, and have lost in the semi-finals on several occasions.

“The competition has become a bit more of a problem mentally for the senior players because they have got so close in 2008. It was heartbreaking and they are so desperate to win it because time is moving on.

“For (the likes of Frank Lampard, Terry and Ashley Cole) not to have their name on that trophy given how well they have played over the years in the tournament would be a huge blow.”