Rafa Benitez is taking no chances with his FA cup dreams today. The Spanish manager has surprised a few people by selecting an extremely strong Chelsea side to face league one Brentford today. Perhaps he was worried that the Blues might suffer a similar fate to that or Arsenal and Arsene Wenger yesterday. Benitez knows that it would not take much for the Chelsea fans to go on full scale revolt, so he has picked a side that should have no excuses for not pasting Brentford easily.
Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole
Luiz, Lampard, Oscar
Moses, Ba, Mata
The captain is back, which is great news, as it will give him some much needed match sharpness, as well as making sure that nobody dares give less than full commitment. If Benitez was not taking this competition completely seriously, he may have given run outs to some young players, but he has not even given Torres an easy chance to add to his goal tally, preferring Demba Ba just in case there are not too many clear cut chances.
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