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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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The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 5 2013

Time: 10:38AM

Your Comments

We have to win today to shut up my "we are Champion League winners" workmate.
sfc4ghg
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.
SFC Forever
No real surprises with the team line-ups.
SFC Forever
Game has started well with both sides playing attacking football.
SFC Forever
GOAL!! Jay Rodriguez.
SFC Forever
Rodriguez races through and passes Cahill before running on and blazing a shot beyond Turnbull and into the net. Saints 1-0.
SFC Forever
Chelsea respond with Ba breaking through only to be hauled back for a foul on Fonte.
SFC Forever
Hazard comes close with a curling effort which sails just wide.
SFC Forever
Hazard comes close with a curling effort which sails just wide.
SFC Forever
Chelsea win a corner which goes out for another. Boruc collects second corner comfortably.
SFC Forever
Wide open game with both sides going for it.
SFC Forever
1-1 with Ba tapping in after Boruc finger tip save
SFC Forever
Moses has a go but his firce shot is straight at Boruc who saves with ease.
SFC Forever
Boruc again makes a save coming out to thwart Ba.
SFC Forever
Goal! Chelsea take the lead with a Victor Moses strike.
SFC Forever
Ashley Cole breaks into the box before laying ball off to Moses who takes a touch before driving the ball home. HT 1-2
SFC Forever
Their class is beginning to show.
SFC Forever
Second half has started with Mata nearly putting Hazard through.
SFC Forever
Goal! 3-1 to Chelsea and starting to look in total control.
SFC Forever
Chelsea are in cruise control now with Ba scoring again to make it 4-1.
SFC Forever
Jose Fonte is carried off with Jos Hooiveldt replacing him.
SFC Forever
Chelsea are now playing keep ball as they cruise on.
SFC Forever
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.
SFC Forever
Boruc thwarts Ba from getting his hatrick with his legs.
SFC Forever
Lampard penalty makes it 5-1.
SFC Forever
FT and a game where the gulf in class was shown in full.
SFC Forever
Sadly yup, but we gave it a go although I'd have liked a smaller goal difference.
Vital Saint
We kept goin I suppose but boy Chelsea oozed class and Torres will not be needed.
sfc4ghg
Ba was different class wasn't he.
Vital Saint
He was main difference. Their fans were impressed by our Luke.
sfc4ghg
 

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