Fernando Torres rescued Chelsea and Rafael Benitez from FA Cup humiliation as the holders denied Brentford arguably the biggest scalp of all in this season of shocks by securing a 2-2 draw.
Torres broke his latest miserable run in front of goal with his first of 2013, and one of the most important of his Blues career, to prevent the European champions crashing out of their second competition in five days and sixth in just six months.
The npower League One high-fliers were one in a line of sides to completely outmuscle Chelsea since Benitez took charge, Marcello Trotta firing them in front moments before half-time and Harry Forrester restoring their lead with a penalty after Oscar had equalised. They might even have clung on had Ross Turnbull been sent off instead of cautioned for conceding the spot-kick.
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