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F.A. Cup Third Round Replay, 14/01/04, 7.45pm
Previous encounters

Last time: 1-2 (26/02/00)
Lingering memory: Allan Smart (again)
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Last match: vs. Leicester City (A, 11/01/04, W4-0)
Last line-up: C.Cudicini, M.Melchiot, C.Babayaro, M.Desailly, J.Terry, J.Gronkjaer, F.Lampard, C.Makelele, J.Cole, E.Gudjohnsen, J-F.Hasselbaink (Subs: W.Gallas, Geremi, A.Mutu, R.Huth, N.Sullivan)
Ex-Blues at Watford: Kevin Hitchcock, Ray Lewington, Lennie Pidgeley (sort of)
Ex-Hornets at Chelsea: None
Mutual friends: Terry Byrne, Gary Chivers, Perry Digweed, Kerry Dixon, Keith Dublin, Mark Falco, Paul Furlong, Joe McLaughlin, Peter Nicholas, Steve Sherwood, Neil Shipperley, Gianluca Vialli, Ray Wilkins
Web sites: Chelsea FC Supporters' Registry, Blue and White Army . Net (Rivals), Official

Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)

On this day

Previous reports: Sheffield Wednesday 0 Watford 0, 14/01/98
Celebrity birthdays: Albert Schweitzer (1875), LL Cool J (1968)
Historical events: Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office (1943), Josip Broz Tito was elected president of Yugoslavia by the country's Parliament (1953).
Saint of the day: Saint Felix of Nola, an early Christian Saint, had a particular sympathy for innocents of false witness, and an immense gratitude to spiders. After escaping imprisonment and persecution he hid himself in a cave, where an obliging spider protected him from detection by spinning a web across the entrance. (He hadn't seen the Lord of the Rings, obviously.)