Brentford meet Yeovil at Wembley later today in the League One Play-off Final. A win for the Bees would mean a promotion to the Championship. The extension to Jake Bidwell's loan stay from Everton means he'll play in today's final match.
Goals from Juan Mata, Emboaba Oscar, Frank Lampard and John Terry gave Chelsea a commanding victory over Brentford in their FA Cup 4th round replay this afternoon.
In a pre-match briefing on Chelsea's website, former Blues winger Clive Walker said that lessons had to be learned from the first match, when Chelsea drew against Brentford at Griffin Park:
"The fact that it was a 2-2 draw against a League One side is all the proof you need that mistakes were made.
"Brentford were a matter of minutes from turfing the holders out of the FA Cup and I am sure their manager will be reminding them how close they were ahead of this replay.
"It was not a great pitch at Griffin Park because of the heavy rain and snow and they adapted better than we did."
"When you're playing a lower league side you know you have the better quality and they are more likely to make mistakes. Errors hurt you most at the back and if you put the ball in their court they will slip up more than you.
"In the first game Chelsea didn't work the ball into the final third quickly enough - lots of tentative square passing that was not suited to the playing surface. Brentford are not at the level they are by accident though they are not mugs, but it was sheer drive and adrenalin that was getting them to the first and second ball before our lads."
Today's FA Cup match is the first time that Chelsea and Brentford have met at Stamford Bridge in seven decades.
Chelsea will take on Brentford at Stamford Bridge later today in their FA Cup 4th round replay.
They drew 2-2 three weeks ago, Fernando Torres spared their Chelsea's blushes, scoring a late equaliser to force the tie into a replay.
Chelsea's squad has received a boost ahead of the match, David Luiz, Demba Ba, Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel are all available.
"I was pleased with the reaction of the players, we were much better in the second half," Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez said after drawing 2-2 with Brentford.
"It's important to do well in every competition, the FA Cup is massive but we also need to finish in the top four."
Chelsea's replay against Brentford will be played on the same weekend as the fifth-round matches on Feb. 16-17 since the next three midweeks are filled with fixtures in the Premier League, international football and the Europa League.
Full time whistle goes at Griffin Park. And the FA Cup forth round tie goes to a replay.
Chelsea and Brentford hadn't played each other for 63 years before today, now two games come along at once. Just like London buses.
Fernando Torres equalises for Chelsea after 82 minutes.
Brentford re-take the lead at Griffin Park. Harry Forrester penalty after 72 minutes.
The young Brazilian levels the score after 55 minutes.