Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou will see a familiar face in the Genk dugout in their UEFA Champions League match tonight – Genk boss Mario Been was a youth coach at Feyenoord when Kalou was at the club.
Kalou hopes for a similar result to the clubs’ last meeting.
In the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea blew Genk away 5-0.
“I spoke to him and gave him my jersey – it was nice to see him again. I didn’t know he was the coach until the game started and I saw him!” laughed the Ivorian.
“He told me to go easy on him and the team, then when we spoke afterwards he told me I should go to Genk, and to tell Chelsea to loan me to Genk because they need me!”
Kalou feels that his team can win if they play to their strengths.
“We need to approach this game like we did the first match against them,” explained the 26 year-old.
“When you play against teams like that you have to kill the game early, like we did do, otherwise they can gain confidence and it becomes harder to break them down.”