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Benitez rues fixture pile-up after FA Cup scare

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Interim manager Rafael Benitez admits his Chelsea players are beginning to suffer from the demands of a congested fixture list after securing an FA Cup replay at third-tier Brentford. 

Chelsea midfielder Ramires (C) and Brentford's Marcello Trotta (R) during their FA Cup fourth-round match in west London on January 27, 2013. The Blues were out-played for long periods by opponents who took the lead first through Trotta's opener and then Harry Forrester's penalty.

The Spaniard was relieved his side recovered after twice falling behind to the League One club, eventually clinching a 2-2 draw through Fernando Torres's late equaliser.

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