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:
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.
Juan Mata replaces Marko Marin for Chelsea as second half gets underway at Brentford.