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FA Cup

  • February 17, 2013
  • • 20:00
  • • Stamford Bridge, London
  • Referee: N. Swarbrick
  • • Attendance: 40961

Chelsea - Brentford Preview: Blues look to secure cup progress after rescuing replay in fourth round

Chelsea - Brentford Preview: Blues look to secure cup progress after rescuing replay in fourth round

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The Bees were denied a place in the fifth round by Fernando Torres' late goal at Griffin Park leaving the League One side with a tough task at Stamford Bridge in the replay



Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole
Lampard, Ramires
Marin, Mata, Oscar


Hodson, Craig, Dean, Barron
Forshaw, Douglas, Diagouraga
Forrester, Donaldson, Trotta

John Terry (knee) could return for Sunday's FA Cup replay against Brentford despite suffering a setback with his injury.

The Chelsea skipper travelled to Prague in the Europa League with the rest of the squad after missing the win over Wigan with inflammation on his knee, and was expected to figure against Sparta, only to be kept on the bench.

Ashley Cole also missed the midweek tie with a cold and is expected to replace Ryan Bertrand at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, while Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel could feature after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty with Nigeria. Apart from that, Rafa Benitez has no fresh injury concerns.

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler is without Farid El Alagui (knee) and Kevin O'Connor (ankle) who remain on the sidelines with long-term injuries.

Excluding those two absentees, the Bees' manager has a full-strength side to select from.

  • Frank Lampard has been involved in 23 goals (scoring 14 and assisting nine) in his last 24 appearances in the FA Cup.
  • Chelsea will have played their west London neighbours Fulham, QPR and Brentford in the same season for the first time ever following the tie at Griffin Park.
  • The Blues are unbeaten in four matches in all competitions against Brentford, winning three and drawing once.
  • In just nine FA Cup games for Chelsea, Juan Mata (pictured) has played a part in 10 goals, scoring four and assisting six.
  • Brentford have only reached the fifth round of the FA Cup on six occasions since the Second World War.
  • Before last month’s clash, their only previous FA Cup meeting came in 1950. Chelsea won 1-0.
  • Brentford and Chelsea are separated by just six miles but have not played each other competitively since meeting in this competition 63 years ago.


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England - FA Cup ‎(FA)‎ Feb 17, 2013 Chelsea FC 4 - Brentford 0
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1Petr CechGoalkeeper
3Ashley ColeDefender
2Branislav IvanovicDefender
23David LuizDefender
24Gary CahillDefender
26John TerryDefender
8Frank LampardMidfielder
-Victor MosesMidfielder
9Demba BaStriker
8Juan MataStriker
21Ross TurnbullGoalkeeper
28César AzpilicuetaDefender
-Ryan BertrandDefender
17Eden HazardMidfielder
30Yossi BenayounMidfielder
9Fernando TorresStriker
33Simon MooreGoalkeeper
36Jake BidwellDefender
38Shaleum LoganDefender
-Tony CraigDefender
-Adam John ForshawMidfielder
-Harlee DeanMidfielder
-Jonathan DouglasMidfielder
17Tom AdeyemiMidfielder
21Toumani DiagouragaMidfielder
-Clayton DonaldsonStriker
42Marcello TrottaStriker
16Richard LeeGoalkeeper
2Lee HodsonDefender
16Scott BarronDefender
-Jake ReevesMidfielder
7Sam SaundersMidfielder
-Harry ForresterStriker
26Paul HayesStriker

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