CHARLIE Daniels vowed Cherries would carry no fear into Saturday's mouthwatering clash with Chelsea and insisted his team were getting more used to locking horns with the Premier League's big hitters.

Cherries face Antonio Conte's champions at Vitality Stadium (5.30pm) hoping to boost their survival hopes by recreating their victory at Stamford Bridge nearly two years ago.

Since that memorable day, the Dorset side have suffered three convincing defeats to the six-time top-flight champions, conceding 10 goals in the process.

However, experienced left-back Daniels believes Cherries are more ready than ever to face the might of the big-spending Blues.

He said: "As a team, we are better prepared. The more we play against the big clubs, the better we are getting. We are getting more accustomed to it.

"The win at Chelsea feels a long time ago. It is something you will look back on after you have finished playing and think what a special game it was. These things can happen again and that is what we are looking to do on Saturday.

"If we can start getting more points against the big sides, that will be important for us and we will feel we are going in the right direction.

"We go into every game feeling we can get a result and that is the way we have to go about our business. If you are scared of teams and take a step back, you will get beaten anyway.

"You have to be a man, get on with it and roll your socks up. We have beaten Chelsea before and that was down to hard work and graft.

"Football is a crazy sport. A lot of strange things happen and that is not going to change. That is probably why we love it."

Cherries' win over Stoke City last Saturday was their first away victory in the Premier League this season.

Eddie Howe's men have clawed the gap to safety back to just one point, with former Leyton Orient man Daniels hoping the result at bet365 Stadium can kick-start his team's campaign.

He said: "We knew we had to go to Stoke and not lose. We needed to pick up points and now we are a lot better off because if we had lost we could have been a few points adrift.

"There are always moments during the season that bring a team closer together. Hopefully, Stoke was the turning point."

Daniels recently signed up to join Juan Mata’s Common Goal initiative, a collective fund which supports high-impact football-based projects around the world.

The defender will donate at least one per cent of his salary to the charity which Spain and Manchester United star Mata helped launch in August.

Daniels added: "I would love everyone to come on board and would like to think more professionals would follow suit.

"Hopefully, it can help so many people, not just in England but around the world.

"He (Mata) sent me a message to say thanks for signing up, welcoming me aboard and saying that, hopefully, we can build this charity."