Gus Poyet looking forward to Chelsea clash

New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet looks on from the dugout during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium on October 19, 2013
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Gus Poyet says that Sunderland's League Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea will be a special occasion for him against his former club.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has said that he is looking forward to facing former team Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

The Black Cats secured their progress to the last eight with a 2-1 victory over Southampton at the Stadium of Light last night.

Poyet, who spent four years as a player at Stamford Bridge after joining from Real Zaragoza in 1997, said that there are no easy draws at this stage of the competition.

"In quarter-finals, you can't ask for any small team, you know you are going to get one of the big ones," Sky Sports News quotes the 45-year-old as saying.

"It's going to be special for me - an official game against Chelsea is always very special - so I am looking forward to seeing Jose [Mourinho] and company."

The match will take place on December 17.

New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet looks on from the dugout during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium on October 19, 2013
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