The 31-year-old was part of the side that beat the then-Premier League champions 1-0 just over 12 months ago to help condemn Jose Mourinho to the sack.
Asked if his men can stage a repeat, defender Francis said: “I don’t see why not. We won there last season and deserved it.
“We took the game to them and played some great stuff.
“It’s going to take that again. Every single man is going to have to perform at their best for us to get anything.
“But it will be harder than last season because of the run they have been on.
“They are not going to win every game between now and the end of the season. They are going to slip up so we’ve got to hope it is Boxing Day.
“We will be raring to go and catch them on an off-day.”