Southend v Chelsea

Southend v Chelsea goes ahead as planned

January 14, 2009
Wednesday night's FA Cup third-round replay between Southend and Chelsea at Roots Hall will go ahead, after fog lifted around the ground.

The weather conditions had been poor all day, and referee Chris Foy was concerned about visibility.

But after he had initially indicated the game could not be played, it was announced just before 7pm that - provided there was no further deterioration in the weather - the turnstiles would be opened 10 minutes later and the game would start ...

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