Last Updated: 06/03/13 9:07am
Corner comes in from Leadbitter, but Ivanovic clears. It comes back in and shot from Zemmama is wide.
Another good chance for the home side, it comes for Miller but he can only prod it over the bar. Should have hit the target.
Ferreira scrambles the ball behind as McDonald almost takes advantage of a mix-up. Leadbittter takes and Hines heads just wide. Close for the home side.
Another Boro free-kick, this time central about 25-yards out. Leadbitter and Zemmama over it. The latter takes, but Cech takes it with ease.
Still some fight in Boro and McDonald hits the side-netting from 25-yards, but it was always going wide.
Ramies finds Hazard on the left, he cuts back on his right foot and curls a shot just wide of the post.
Williams is brought down by Ramires, chance for Leadbitter to put a ball into the area - he does, but Branislav Ivanovic heads away.
Stray pass from McDonald sets Chelsea off on a swift counter attack, but Torres is handled well by Friend and he manages to bring the ball away.
Torres break the offside trap and is clean-through - he turns on the edge of the box and Steele tips it over.
Boro corner, taken low by Bailey looking for McDonald - he meets it but the chance is charged down and Chelsea clear.
Straight from kick-off and Moses breaks into the box and fires a ball into the six-yard box but it again goes straight through.
GOAL - RAMIRES - Ball comes for the Brazilian on the edge of the box and his half-volley flys into top-corner. Took deflection off Torres, who may yet claim it.
Again thanks for all the feedback tonight - some disgruntled Chelsea fans not happy with their display so far. Peter Hermes mailed in: "Just getting too painful to watch this Chelsea team tonight. How many more times can they pass the ball directly into touch? I was hoping that the performance at Brentford was going to be the low point of the season but hold on..."
Really good try from Carayol this time as he cuts inside and unleashes from the edge of the box - it bounces in front of Cech who can only chest the ball - but luckily for him it drops for Terry to clear.
Good play by Main to feed Haroun down the right, he looks for first time cross for McDonald but can only hit is straight at Cech. Chelsea break and Moses puts dangerous ball into near post but McManus heads clear.
Chelsea corner as Leadbitter deflects Oscar's cross behind. Oscar takes it, Bailey heads clear but straight back to the Brazilian - he tries again but that is behind for another corner.
Boro look to break and Williams feeds Carayol, he comes into the box from the left but his touch is poor and Ramires clears.
Betrand attacks down the left, he looks to play one-two with Oscar but Bikey hacks it clear. Chelsea very much on top at the moment, dominating possession.
Torres feeds Benayoun in the box, the Israeli considers going for goal but he takes too long and Leadbitter is back to clear.
Good chance for home side as Bailey whips a ball into the box for McDonald who heads wide from 12-yards - he should have hit the target.
Nice football from the home side as Bailey finds Williams, he plays in Carayol down the left - he pulls it back into the box and Ramires has to hack it away.
Haroun brings it forward, he looks for Main - but he mistimes his run and ball runs through to Cech.
Finally a few Boro fans getting in touch, and they too are confident - Richyy Catterick þ@RichyyCatterick "@GraemeBailey boro to win 2-1 main to grab a brace #UTB"
Torres look to take on McManus - he looks for goal but it is a tame effort which is greeted by huge ironic cheers from the Boro fans.
Carayol, now on the right, whips a ball into the middle but it is comfortable for John Terry to clear.
Driving run from Williams and he goes down under Moses' challenge about 30-yards from goal on the left. Good ball in from Grant Leadbitter, but Chelsea manage to scramble it clear.
Torres gets wrong side of Stephen McManus, the Scottish defender falls but Friend and Andre Bikey are on hand to cover and clear.
Good work from Ramires to disposes Williams as he looks to break into the box after being found by Faris Haroun.
Still Chelsea fans dominating the feedback and they are confident, despite not liking the team. Dan Harvey "Not too confident with the team rafa's put out but im sure the lads will put in a good performance, i'm predicting a goal from torres and oscar each to make it 2-0"
Great chance for Chelsea as Oscar plays a ball into the six-yard box but neither Ramires or Yossi Benayoun can react - let off for Boro.
First meaningful action from Fernando Torres, he goes past Carayol but George Friend does well and puts it out for a throw.
Good run by Rhys Williams down the left and he is brought down by Ramies, chance for Boro to put this into the box. They do but Ryan Betrand clears.
First touch for debutant Nathan Ake in Chelsea midfield. Mustapha Carayol looks to play ball past Paulo Ferreira and latch onto it, but it is too strong.
First touch for Cech as he launches the ball up-field, Oscar enjoys a first run but he is stopped by some good defending from Nicky Bailey.
And on Twitter, Rohan Kalra þ@br0hank - "weak Chelsea team considering rafa wants to avoid a replay. Still 2-1 to Chelsea with Oscar and lampard from the bench scoring"
Thanks for your feedback so far, a lot of unhappy Chelsea fans with the team - like David Clark Sydney, Australia - who says: "Nice to see the Spanish Waiter is going for defeat with his team selection - hasn't he learnt anything about underestimating the opposition, especially in cup games?"
Middlesbrough team: Steele, Bailey, Friend, McManus, Bikey, Williams (C), Haroun, Leadbitter, McDonald, Main, Carayol. Subs: Leutwiler, Zemmama, Emnes, Ledesma, Hines, Miller, Smallwood.
Chelsea team: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry (c), Bertrand, Ramires, Ake, Moses, Oscar, Benayoun, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Hazard, Marin, Ba.
Team news is coming in...John Terry returns to the Chelsea starting after manager Rafael Benitez had played down rumours of a training ground bust-up. Paulo Ferreira, Ryan Bertrand, Yossi Benayoun, Oscar, Victor Moses, Fernando Torres and, making his first senior start for the club, 18-year-old Nathan Ake also getting the nod. Boro boss Tony Mowbray is without the ineligible Josh McEachran and Kieron Dyer, replacing them and striker Marvin Emnes with Faris Haroun, Muzzy Carayol and Scott McDonald.
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