Birmingham vs Chelsea: match report
Chelsea made through next round of FA cup after Di Matteo’s side worked hard for a win. It was first game for Chelsea without AVB this season.
The goals from Meireles and Mata helped Chelsea to get deserved victory against hard working championship team. It was first win for Di Matteo in his first game as a manager of blues. Chelsea are now in quarter finals of FA cup after 2-0 victory.
Drogba, Terry and Lampard started from bench. Torres was given a start. Both side played similar game in first half neither of side were able to find a goal. Zigic’s superb head was saved by Peter Cech. Mata’s long range shot was well saved by Doyle. Torres showed great body movement inside the opposite box but hit wide of the post with his left foot.
Chelsea started second half with a passion, In 54minute superb run and cross from Ramires finds Mata inside penalty area and Finished well to give Chelsea lead. After 6minutes of first goal Meireles doubles the tally for Chelsea. The cross from Ivanovic and work from Ramires, Meireles shots towards top corner from just outside penalty area. In 68 minute Toress was fouled by N’Daw and refree awarded a penalty for Chelsea but Doyle saved Mata’s shot well. Mutch miss the cleared chance of scoring he strikes over the bar.
The great work from defenders won game for Chelsea. Now Chelsea will face Leicester City in next round of FA cup.