Jan 28, 2018 at 1.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance: 41,049
Chelsea
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NewcastleNewcastle United
Batshuayi (31', 44'), Alonso (72')
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Mbemba (17')

Gary Cahill: 'FA Cup win over Newcastle United was very important'

Cahill: 'Win over Newcastle was important'
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Gary Cahill insists that progress in the FA Cup is "very important" for Chelsea after being knocked out of the EFL Cup at the semi-final stage.

Gary Cahill has stressed that progress in the FA Cup was "very important" for Chelsea after seeing off Newcastle United on Sunday to reach the fifth round.

Michy Batshuayi scored a first-half brace and Marcos Alonso added a third midway through the second half for a 3-0 win over the Magpies at Stamford Bridge.

With Chelsea failing to reach the EFL Cup final after losing to Arsenal in the last four in midweek, Cahill is now hoping for a good run in the FA Cup.

"It was decent in the end," the Blues captain told BBC Sport. "I thought we started a bit rusty. We needed that win and to progress is the most important.

"We need to try to reach the final rounds in this having gone out of the EFL Cup the other night so this is very important.

"After the first 10-15 minutes we got on with it. Especially Michy, he took his opportunity today."

The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup takes place on Monday evening.

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