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Southend earn replay with Chelsea

League One side Southend earned themselves a replay with Chelsea thanks to an injury-time equaliser which silenced the home fans. Peter Clarke was the hero for the Shrimpers, guiding a close range header past Carlo Cudicini in the Chelsea goal.

Salomon Kalou had put the Blues ahead in the first half, heading home a Frank Lampard corner, and despite squandering a number of good chances, the one goal lead looked to be enough until Clarke popped up to rain on Chelsea's parade.

The Blues were knocked out of the League Cup in November by Championship side Burnley, so Luiz Felipe Scolari will be hoping that his players can finish the job against Southend next time around.

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