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Wolves ace Burgoyne hungry to serve up a shock against Chelsea

Wolves keeper Harry Burgoyne hopes to help cook Chelsea's goose just 18 months after making his own pre-match meals.

The 20-year-old has gone from the National League North to preparing to face the Premier League leaders in the FA Cup. Burgoyne played as Wolves shocked Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield in the fourth round and is now fighting with Carl Ikeme to feature against Chelsea at Molineux tomorrow.

It is a change after he spent time on loan at Lowestoft and Corby where Burgoyne honed his cooking skills as he got to grips with his first taste of senior football in the National League North.

Burgoyne said: "There's nothing to say we can't win. We'll have a game plan the manager puts in place and we'll go and try to win.

"You dream about playing against those sort of guys, I want to be as good as (Thibaut) Courtois, to be able to compete at that level is amazing. I never turn down the opportunity to learn. When I was on loan you had to provide your own food on away trips.

"I made bolognese, BBQ chicken, anything that's good for you on a match day. My mum used to be a chef so I was alright in the kitchen. I was quite lucky as I didn't have to clean my own kit but I had an open mind, when you're there and playing you realise how lucky you are to have the facilities at your parent club. It makes you appreciate what you've got."

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