Three days after Chelsea displayed their rampant attacking potential to book a place in a Wembley final the reality that they remain a work very much in progress under Mauricio Pochettino was laid bare as they survived a late onslaught to secure an FA Cup replay against Aston Villa.
One mitigating factor for their lack of potency was the fact Chelsea had only 72 hours preparation after dismantling Middlesbrough 6-1 to reach the Carabao Cup final while Villa had not been in action since 14 January.
Written by James St Denis at Stamford Bridge
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