FA Cup: Birmingham 0-2 Chelsea – Life After AVB Begins With Win As Blues Cruise Through (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

7th, March 2012

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By Chris Wright

It wasn’t spectacular by any stretch of the imagination, but Chelsea did what needed to be done at St Andrews – getting life after Andres Villas-Boas off to a winning start against Birmingham City in their FA Cup fifth round replay.

A poked finish from Juan Mata and a 20-yard, first-time peach from Raul Meireles (who curiously didn’t celebrate, perhaps as a mark of penance to compatriot Villas-Boas) saw Roberto Di Matteo’s interim reign begin with victory and duly spirited the Blues safely through to the quarter-finals.

A personal highlight for me must be David Luiz kicking Nicola Zigic in the head, apologising profusely then kicking him in the head again less than a minute later. Beautiful stuff.

Chelsea will now meet Leicester in the last eight at Stamford Bridge on March 18th.



Photos: PA

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  1. Solihull United says:

    as a bcfc fan, i’m not at all disappointed making it this far with a shite team and no money

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