FA Cup replay: Brentford v Southend preview

A look ahead to tonight's FA Cup Third Round replay at Griffin Park

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A mouth-watering home tie to Chelsea will be the reward for whoever prevails through tonight's replay. League Two outfit Southend came from 2-0 down, to force themselves a replay against Uwe Rosler's men.

Rosler signed a two-year extension with the Bees last week, who are buzzing off an unbeaten streak that has accumulated to eight games in all competitions. However, the last win at Griffin park was a second round replay in the same cup at home to Bradford City.

Southend boss Paul Sturrock will be looking for a reaction from the weekend's 3-0 thumping by Exeter that left the Shrimpers clutching at a play-off place by mere goal difference. Sturrock will hope to have striker Britt Assombalonga back from an ankle injury, who has found the net 12 times this season so far.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday 7.45PM


Southend 2 (Corr 2) Brentford 2 (Adeyemi, Cresswell) FA Cup, January 2013

Southend 2 (Mkandawire, Hurst) Brentford 1 (Hayes), JP Trophy, December 2012

Southend 2 (Laurent 2 ) Brentford 2 (MacDonald, Cort) League 1, April 2010                                                 


Two or more goals have been scored in this fixture in the last 14 outings.

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) has 9 goals in his last 12 appearances in all competitions.

Brentford have never beaten Southend in the FA Cup.

Five of Southend's last seven FA Cup games have gone to replays.


Brentford 1.81

Draw 3.65

Southend 4.9


TV: Highlights on ITV on Wednesday 16 January at 10.50pm.