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Match Day Moments - Brentford (a)

Match Day Moments - Brentford (a)

Is anyone else out there a touch nervous?

Is there anyone else out there that fears Chelsea could be, embarrassingly, knocked out of the FA Cup this lunchtime, by Brentford, in a season that has become synonymous with upsets?

I sincerely hope not but after a night of torrential rain the Grifffin Park pitch is going to be a great leveller.

Chelsea will be hoping to continue their defence of the famous old trophy and ease into the last sixteen but our West London rivals will have other ideas.

As usual we are running one of our famous Match Day Moments threads, a thread in which we`ll encourage sensible comments from our readership about the starting eleven Rafa has selected and the action as it unfurls and also the aftermath of what will either be a Chelsea win or another day for the under-dog.

So why not join us, bit please keep the flow of comments civilised.

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Date:Sunday January 27 2013
Time: 10:12AM

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Tubby, I hop you are allright...could see you've been talking to the press a lot lately...please shut it and do what you are being paid to do for just 6 months...all the best chelsea....all the best.
27/01/2013 10:22:00
We cannot achieve anything with Rafa guys, stop bothering yourselves and raising your hope. Less you become like the Gunners. 6years at Liverpool.....1 CL, 1 Super Cup and 1 FA. All between 2004-06 possibly with Gerrald Hulier's (whatever the name is) team.
27/01/2013 10:37:00
hopefully the team finds some strength within itself and win this...go chelsea...
27/01/2013 10:43:00
This has the potential to be a banana skin, but we'll be fine. Easy win. Trust me :-)
27/01/2013 10:55:00
Potential banana slip for rafa. With the squad depth problems facing chelsea, rafa may need to rotate and experiment with his lineup and tactics... He may choose to start both Torres and Ba and switch formation to 442. Oscar and ramires as central midfielders while any 2 of mata/marin/bertrand on the wings. Lamps need some rest so he can start against reading. Even mata is suppose to sit this one out but i no rafa would always play him.
Chelz Akamz
27/01/2013 11:03:00
Piazon was a sub vs Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. Why is he on loan?
27/01/2013 11:04:00
if we cant rest mata in this match than i say we are doomed.
Blue India
27/01/2013 11:06:00
what time is the match in india. Cricket on star sports and tennis on espn.
Blue India
27/01/2013 11:10:00
Marin is staring, George Saville and JT in the squad as well as Benayoun. According to Chelsea TV....
27/01/2013 11:10:00
Well if you're lucky enough to gtet a ticket for the Brentford game,do let them know we are 'Champions of Europe'. Small west london Come on you blues
27/01/2013 11:13:00
No matter what assurance rafa might think he has got from roman and emenalo, if he should lose today then it would only be a matter of days before we have a 3rd manager of the season. They are not even showing any sign of backing him with the 2signings he is asked for. And honestly it would be unfair for them not to back him with atleast one more player to add to the signing of Ba considering the injuries, afcon and fatigue that have affected the squad.
Chelz Akamz
27/01/2013 11:17:00
Turnbull, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Marko Marin, Oscar, Bertrand, Fernando Torres Subs: Hilario, Juan Mata, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Ba, Benayoun, Ake
27/01/2013 11:19:00
and that is a fully stretched squad there....chelsea all the way...carefree!!!...asides ake, no single pivot player on the bench...its not possiible for us not to make signings in this window....impossible...
27/01/2013 11:23:00
I am *****ed. First off we are playing a first choice back 6 (actually because our squad is thin) and secondly they are showing the australian open and the india england game IN TWO *****IN LANGUAGES ON TWO *****IN CHANNELS on tv. And i want to watch.
Mia Maynard
27/01/2013 11:29:00
i dont understand why they need to show the match on 2 channels
Blue India
27/01/2013 11:35:00
anything less than a massive win and rafa should be out (IMHO)
27/01/2013 11:35:00
and india lost
Blue India
27/01/2013 11:36:00
and joker serving for the set
Blue India
27/01/2013 11:38:00
and joker wins the set. Yaay!
Blue India
27/01/2013 11:40:00
The joker is starting Torres over Ba .... Who would have thought Rafa and Torres were best buddies? lol
27/01/2013 11:47:00
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