Fulham defender Ola Aina says the team is in buoyant mood ahead of Saturday’s London derby against Chelsea, Completesports.com reports.
The Whites head into the game against Frank Lampard’s men on the back of Wednesday’s impressive 1-1 away draw against fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur.
Scott Parker’s side are also unbeaten in their last five Premier League games with their last defeat coming against former champions Manchester City on December 5.
Aina, who spent over 11 years at Chelsea before linking up with Serie A side Torino on a permanent deal two years ago, is looking forward to facing his former club.
“I will always have fond memories of Chelsea, I came through their academy and managed to play a few games with the first-team,” Aina told the club website.
“I enjoyed every minute of my time there and I have lifetime friends there too. London derbies are always something to relish. As for me, it will be a little bit spiced because I will be playing my old club with my old teammates.
“I think they have been in fine form recently but we go into games to get the result. I feel the confidence from the manager and the coaching staff. Come on Saturday, it is going to be the same feeling for me and the team.
“We have got players who are ready to go, that has been the story of our season so far and I think we will prove a point on Saturday.”
Aina has made 13 league appearances for Fulham and scored one goal.
By Adeboye Amosu