Brentford vs. Chelsea: 6 Things We Learned

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Brentford vs. Chelsea: 6 Things We Learned
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Chelsea had to come from behind twice to rescue a replay against Brentford in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday as the Bees came close to pulling off an unexpected shock.

Griffin Park was rocking as the home fans smelt blood and Brentford put in their best performance of the season to earn their visit to Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks, but despite their lofty position in English football, credit must also be given to Rafa Benitez's side as they showed plenty of character on a day when they could very easily have collapsed and become another of the big guns to be eliminated from this year's competition.

Brentford were nothing short of sensational in the way they harassed and harried a Chelsea team packed full of international stars, although one suspects their chance of progressing to the fifth round have now passed them by.

Bleacher Report takes a look at what we learned from this classic FA Cup encounter in west London.

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