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Saints v Chelsea Cup Matchday

Chelsea will have been stung by their defeat in midweek to bottom side Queens Park Rangers. The current Cup holders will be expected to come out with all guns blazing, and could have Demba Ba playing his first game for the Blues.

I think it is safe to say that the Blues will be hot favorites to win this tie and to progress to the next round. Hopefully the striker will take a game or two to find his feet at his new club.

So what chance have the Saints of delivering New Year joy to the fans? According to the statistics quite a good one. Saints v Chelsea over the years in the FA Cup makes interesting reading statistically. Chelsea have never beaten Saints in the FA Cup.

1922/3 saw Saints draw away 0-0 before winning 1-0 at home.

1923/4 saw a repeat with us 1-1 drawing away before winning 2-0.

1976/7 saw us again need a draw before winning. Drawing 1-1 at home then winning 3-0 away.

1980/1 saw Saints win 3-1 at home.

The League cup tells a different story, but what exactly has all this got to do with today? Zilch! Absolutely nothing, Chelsea fans will say that it is time to break our winning run they will point to their strengths and say that they are a much better side than us and rightly so.

However this is not the league but the FA Cup and many a surprise has been sprung during it's history.

Can we beat Chelsea? Yes we can, but having the chance to be able to is not the same as actually doing it.

Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants: John Flynn and John Brooks
4th official: Graham Scott

I am looking forward to this game and hope that above all else we see a good clean game with no injuries to players, and refereeing mistakes.

Bring it on.




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Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 5 2013

Time: 10:38AM

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We have to win today to shut up my "we are Champion League winners" workmate.
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05/01/2013 10:41:00

Hopefully we can get a result but I do not want a replay. I will go for a 3-2 scoreline and just for a change us to win with that score.
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05/01/2013 11:52:00

No real surprises with the team line-ups.
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05/01/2013 15:21:00

Game has started well with both sides playing attacking football.
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05/01/2013 15:24:00

GOAL!! Jay Rodriguez.
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05/01/2013 15:27:00

Rodriguez races through and passes Cahill before running on and blazing a shot beyond Turnbull and into the net. Saints 1-0.
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05/01/2013 15:31:00

Chelsea respond with Ba breaking through only to be hauled back for a foul on Fonte.
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05/01/2013 15:33:00

Hazard comes close with a curling effort which sails just wide.
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05/01/2013 15:34:00

Hazard comes close with a curling effort which sails just wide.
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05/01/2013 15:34:00

Chelsea win a corner which goes out for another. Boruc collects second corner comfortably.
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05/01/2013 15:35:00

Wide open game with both sides going for it.
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05/01/2013 15:38:00

1-1 with Ba tapping in after Boruc finger tip save
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05/01/2013 15:42:00

Moses has a go but his firce shot is straight at Boruc who saves with ease.
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05/01/2013 15:47:00

Boruc again makes a save coming out to thwart Ba.
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05/01/2013 15:49:00

Goal! Chelsea take the lead with a Victor Moses strike.
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05/01/2013 15:52:00

Ashley Cole breaks into the box before laying ball off to Moses who takes a touch before driving the ball home. HT 1-2
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05/01/2013 15:55:00

Their class is beginning to show.
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05/01/2013 15:59:00

Second half has started with Mata nearly putting Hazard through.
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05/01/2013 16:12:00

Goal! 3-1 to Chelsea and starting to look in total control.
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05/01/2013 16:15:00

Chelsea are in cruise control now with Ba scoring again to make it 4-1.
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05/01/2013 16:23:00

Jose Fonte is carried off with Jos Hooiveldt replacing him.
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05/01/2013 16:28:00

Chelsea are now playing keep ball as they cruise on.
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05/01/2013 16:33:00

Saints come close with Puncheon doing well before passing to Ward-Prowse who drives goalwards but Turnbull saves and then Schneiderlin sees his shot tipped over.
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05/01/2013 16:38:00

Boruc thwarts Ba from getting his hatrick with his legs.
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05/01/2013 16:39:00

Lampard penalty makes it 5-1.
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05/01/2013 16:46:00

FT and a game where the gulf in class was shown in full.
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05/01/2013 17:27:00

Sadly yup, but we gave it a go although I'd have liked a smaller goal difference.
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05/01/2013 18:05:00

We kept goin I suppose but boy Chelsea oozed class and Torres will not be needed.
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05/01/2013 21:23:00

Ba was different class wasn't he.
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05/01/2013 21:32:00

He was main difference. Their fans were impressed by our Luke.
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