Jan 26, 2014 at 3.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
1-0
StokeStoke City
Oscar (27')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Cameron (31'), Wilson (45'), Pieters (82')

Jose Mourinho happy to avoid replay

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in London on December 26, 2013
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expresses his relief at having avoided a replay in today's FA Cup fourth-round win over Stoke City.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken of his relief at avoiding a replay in the FA Cup fourth round this afternoon.

The Blues booked their spot in the last 16 of the competition courtesy of a 1-0 win over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge today, with Oscar grabbing the only goal of the game in the 27th minute.

"I think 1-0 is short for the way we played and for the way we controlled the game, but the important thing today was to win and not play a replay, because we don't need an extra match and I think that was a good thing," Mourinho told ITV Sport.

Chelsea will travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in the pick of the fifth-round ties.

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in London on December 26, 2013
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