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Chelsea Paired With Middlesbrough

After escaping with a 2-2 draw earlier today, Chelsea will be relieved to get Brentford back to Stamford Bridge for the replay.

If the Champion of Europe can squeeze past the League One minnows they will be facing Middlesbrough in the 5th round, at the Riverside Stadium, as we continue to defend the trophy we won, against Liverpool, last May.

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 27 2013

Time: 6:07PM

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Now I sincerely hope if we go through, Josh is eligible to play...please God....hmm....looking forward to that one...hopefully we go through Brenthford my expectations are now in full reset as it is becoming more and more likely that we wont be bringing anybody in....sigh!!
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27/01/2013 18:12:00

Another tricky draw. looking forward to it. This year competition has been full of surprises.
jollyheart Torres
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27/01/2013 18:32:00

Another away tie.
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27/01/2013 18:33:00

When all seems lost and despair sets in you can always rely on Liverpool to cheer you up!
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27/01/2013 18:38:00

I'm happy considering qpr , spurs and pool are all out of the cup. thank god no cupsets.
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27/01/2013 19:06:00

Yet another away tie..Lookin like the fa has granted cfc request to play away from
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27/01/2013 19:07:00

Josh should do a Couitois if we progress.
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27/01/2013 19:40:00

I hope we don't waste our players energy by playing till the semi final, then losing out to swansea again, we should set our priorities now and it should still be top 4
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27/01/2013 20:40:00

A forein_viewer needs to be done to that post of yours asap...@bluekid...Merlin,duty calls.
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27/01/2013 21:06:00

@ohanss..nothing wrong with bluekid's post in my eyes...I hope josh does a Couitois tooo...I am itching to watch him play against us and see how far he has progressed...m dying to see that actually...of course I expect and hope that we win...but l really wanta see Josh play...oh!...I forgot we have not even beaten Brentford just yet to earn the right to play against boro...I hope I aint assuming too much...God have mercy.
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27/01/2013 21:27:00

Would be nice to see how josh does if we progress
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27/01/2013 23:05:00

would be nice to have better fans than those that undermine the team at every opportunity
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28/01/2013 01:22:00

Josh should play and i hope he sets two goals against us to loose by 4 goals to 2 (that's if we manage to beat our spirited neighbours).
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28/01/2013 06:26:00

@layorh, sorry, i thought by doin a Courtois,he meant Boro beating us silly with our own,like the supercup. I misinterpreted.
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28/01/2013 06:26:00

@desmond, yes o brother. They shouldn't just waste their energies at all if they know they won't come out motivated to play games when it matters!
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28/01/2013 07:04:00

It would be the biggest of oversights if Josh plays and gets the winner against us wouldnt it...No way he plays for me....IF we get past Brentford at Stamford Bridge...with our recent home record, the home replay isnt a walkover by any means, if the real chelsea dont show up, a humiliation of gargantuan proportions is on the cards...
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28/01/2013 08:51:00 man reallty dont want boro shagging chelsea do you?...lool...we are soo insecured now...ok I agree with you..if Josh playing will mean boro beating chelsea (I am still shocked i am typing this: boro beating chelsea at SB??!!!)....then I hope he stays out...he is the future anyways so no worries..
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28/01/2013 09:17:00

lool...Indeed Layorh, if we get past Brentford in the replay, then the match against boro is at the riverside, i think...They are a top 6 championship side atm, so should be even more difficult than Brentford away. Having said that if we can beat spuds, Arsenanal, and the Toffees on their home grounds as we have already this season, then these sides (Bford & Boro) really shouldnt be giving us too many problems, but here we are...
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28/01/2013 09:33:00 bad, the match is away at boro...maybe Josh shoould not play ooo.....we need to try and win that...God have mercy
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28/01/2013 09:39:00

"If the champions of europe can squeeze past the league minnows..." To me that's a big if. And may I add, big ask, considering our home form compared to away form.
Blue Day
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28/01/2013 10:05:00

Home form or not i dont see Brenthford escaping battering at the bridge in the replay. Am looking past tie to the Boro game and what a match that would be.
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28/01/2013 10:54:00

if josh play then he wil dominate the midfield thats sure...he will run the show..
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28/01/2013 10:56:00

@ ohans we're only champions of Europe in name and because of peeps like Lamps & drogs playing their hearts out in the big games last season...This current squad are not champions of Europe (or anything yet really) quality in reality and the sooner we embrace that the better i think...this is a new team in transition, they havent won squat, so the sonner we start taking "minnows" seriously, the better for everyone...the champions tag has to be earned, you can never inherit it...
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28/01/2013 11:20:00

josh shouldn't play. There is no reason why we should make any opposition stronger and he's clearly on of their best players at the moment. It doesn't matter what league they are in... this is a must win game. This one game could do us more harm then it'll do josh good. Respect the opposition or we'll be out like Spurs and Liverpool
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