So as we practice using our imaginations to fill in the gaps of the radio commentary and picture the men in blue running around on a pristine Stamford Bridge pitch, Chelsea are up one and looking for more at half-time against League One Bradford City.
There was a shaky moment early, which drew a top class save from Petr Čech, but then Chelsea settled in and were duly rewarded by a goal from a corner. Gary Cahill's goal has been described in some amazingly glowing terms. Can't wait to see it!
So that's a Cahill back heel volley goal, and a Mikel chip into the box. There's no wonder people think I'm making this stuff up.— Dan Levene (@BluesChronicle) January 24, 2015
Just before half-time, Bradford apparently gave the ball away, Ramires drove at goal, played the ball wide to Salah, whose pass back was good enough to leave Ramires with an easy finish. 1-2 and a goal for 2-0. That should've been the tie done and dusted then.
Except then Jon Stead got a goal out of nowhere.
So 2-1 to Chelsea at the half.
UP THE BLUES!