Chelsea 1-1 Birmingham

Draw piles further pressure on AVB

February 18, 2012
By Kevin Palmer, Stamford Bridge
(Archive)
On a day when Andre Villas-Boas knew nothing less than victory would banish the suspicion that his reign as Chelsea manager will soon come to an end, his players delivered yet another resounding vote of no confidence in their manager.

This was a game the Chelsea boss simply had to win, yet that reality did not appear to resonate with his team as they spluttered through their FA Cup fifth round tie that so nearly ended with Birmingham snatching a winner which would doubtless have hastened ...

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