Fikayo Tomori admitted a good run in the FA Cup would mean a lot to Chelsea's young squad, following their 2-1 victory over Hull on Saturday.
The England international scored the second and ultimately decisive goal of the game as the Blues beat their Championship opposition to progress to the next round.
After the game, the central defender spoke about the ambition that the players had to win to the oldest national football competition in the world.
"It would mean a lot [to have a good FA Cup run]," Tomori said, as quoted by Chelsea's website. "A lot of us are in our first full season in the Premier League and playing for Chelsea as well and it would be a big thing.
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The 22-year-old is right about Chelsea's history in the competition, as the Blues have won the FA Cup seven times - manager Frank Lampard playing a part in four of those triumphs.
However, Hull made it hard work for Chelsea in the second half as Poland international Kamil Grosicki scored a deflected free-kick to set up a grandstand finish following Michy Batshuayi's early goal and Tomori's close-range header.
However, the Tigers were unable to equalise with Tomori playing an important part in preventing a second goal.
"We were expecting Hull to come on to us," Tomori added. "Playing a Championship side in their home in the FA Cup, they have nothing to lose really. We dealt with it pretty well and my goal came at a good time because it knocked a bit of the wind out of their sails.
Source : 90min