Sunday, 18 March 2012
Chelsea eliminated Birmingham City in the fifth FA cup round but needed two games to complete the job. Fernando Torres end almost 26 hrs in 152 days goals drought scoring two goals and setting up two easy goals for Salomon Kalou and Meireles. Torres has been doing all the things right apart from his famous goal miss, he move well and pass the very well to team mates but the goals were not coming.
Roberto Di Matteo make seven changes from start line-up for champions league to rest some player for big game against Manchester City, Benfica and give other player some minutes on the pitch.
Gary Cahill open the score line, scoring his first goal for Chelsea. Torres picked up Kalou after fantastic run, Kalou well controlled the ball and send it to the right side of the keeper to make the score 2-0.
Torres added the third on 67 minutes ending the drought and may be signal his new start to keep pace with other top scorers in Europe. In 85 minutes Torres scored his second, fourth for Chelsea with flicking Raul Meireles’s corner with nice header. Two Leicester City’s goals from Jermaine Beckford and Ben Marshall sandwich Chelsea fourth goal. Another Torres run, this time on the left side of the pitch, he unselfishly set up Meireles who score Chelsea fifth and book a visit to Wembley stadium.
The win means 100% record for Di Matteo since he took over from Andres Villa Boas. The question will be does the blue have enough to beat Manchester City and start closing the gap with Arsenal. Di Matteo have a lot to plan for Champions league date with Benfica and weigh his election for every game.
The Match was surrounded by fan and players’ supports for Fabrice Muamba, Gary Cahill show his support for Fabrice Muamba his former team mate. The midfielder is still in critical condition according to updates and we wish him a faster recovery.
Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1 and also book a place in Wembley stadium for FA cup semi-finals. Everton and Sunderland wait replay after 1-1 draw and Tottenham vs Bolton game was postponed after Muamba collapsed in 42 minutes.
FA CUP SEMI-FINAL FIXTURES (April 14/15)
Tottenham/Bolton v Chelsea
Liverpool v Everton/Sunderland
Chelsea vs Leicester City goals summary – Video highlights
Gary Cahill (12') - 1-0
Salomon Kalou (17') 2-0
Fernando Torres (67') 3-0
Jermaine Beckford (77') 3-1
Fernando Torres (67') 4-1
Ben Marshall (88') 5-1
Raul Meireles (90') 5-2
Chelsea vs Leicester City video highlights