Stamford Bridge awaits title clinching encounter.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has assured Manchester United his side will be no pushovers when they take on Premier League title-chasing Chelsea on Sunday.
The Latics, who sit 15th in the table, are all that stand between Chelsea and the title, with United waiting in the wings if Wigan do manage a draw or win.
“We will prepare in the best possible manner as we know it is a tough place to go,” Martinez told BBC Sport.
“But I can guarantee everyone that we will give our best.”
Wigan are safe from relegation ahead of the final fixture of the season; however, victory could see them move up one place to 14th in the table, earning them an extra £750,000 in prize money from the Premier League.
Martinez’s men are also looking to do the double over Chelsea having beaten them 3-1 at the DW Stadium earlier in the season.
Wigan have also beaten Liverpool and Arsenal this term but have been dreadfully inconsistent, with defeats against the likes of West Ham, Portsmouth and Hull helping towards a season largely spent in the lower reaches of the table.
“We know that not many people will expect us to go there and get a result,” admitted Martinez after seeing his side draw 2-2 with Hull on Monday.
“But this season we have shown that on our day we can go and get a result against anyone. We will enjoy the experience because for our young players it will be a unique moment.
“If we can do the double then that would be some achievement and I think the players are ready for that sort of challenge.” (BBC Sport)
So as we get nearer to D-day one wonders if Wigan can indeed pull off some kind of surprise result at Chelsea. Roberto Martinez has already guided his Latics side to wins against Arsenal (wonderful comeback) and a win against Chelsea earlier in the season so its not beyond the realm of possibility but given that Carlo Ancelotti’s side are on a good run of home form having scored 19 goals in their last four Stamford Bridge fixtures.
Anyone think that Wigan can pull it off?