FA Cup: Chelsea rout Brentford to reach fifth round

Frank Lampard struck his 199th goal for Chelsea, which made him the club's all-time leading scorer in the FA Cup.

updated: February 17, 2013 23:23 IST
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London: Chelsea avoided becoming the latest victims of the FA Cup's spate of giant-killings as the holders eased into the fifth round with a 4-0 win over League One minnows Brentford on Sunday.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are among a host of Premier League clubs to have been embarrassed by lower league opposition this season, but Chelsea overcame a slow start to their fourth round replay to eventually cruise through thanks to second half goals from Juan Mata, Oscar, Frank Lampard and John Terry at Stamford Bridge.

It is still too soon to declare Rafael Benitez's team back on track after an inconsistent campaign, but at least there was no humiliation here.

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