Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini and Nemanja Matic all played last time Chelsea faced Watford in FA Cup

Daniel Sturridge

Chelsea won the game 5-0 with Sturridge scoring his first goals for the club and Matic playing his last game of his first spell at Chelsea.

This weekend Chelsea welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup Third Round. They will be hoping to put behind them the 5-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on New Years Day, and to do so they will hope to emulate their last fixture against Watford.

That was also a third round FA Cup tie back in January of 2010.

On that day Chelsea thrashed the Championship side 5-0 and Jose Mourinho will hope a similar result is on the cards.

But perhaps the most interesting fact about that game is who featured for both Chelsea and Watford on that day four years ago.

Chelsea rested players for the tie, after the busy Christmas schedule.

The likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, John Terry, Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda all featured but the likes of Hilario, Yuriy Zhirkov and Belletti all featured - as did a few interesting young players.

Daniel Sturridge started the game. The future England international scored twice, his first two goals for Chelsea, but two years later he of course left for Liverpool - where he is now considered their lead striker.

He came off in that game after 70 minutes, being replaced by Fabio Borini. He is now also at Liverpool, an Italian international after joining Roma via Parma in 2011.

Gael Kakuta, the once rising star of French football who caused a transfer embargo to be placed on Chelsea in 2009 also featured. He came on for the final quarter of an hour of the game and is still a registered Chelsea player. Currently on loan at Rayo Vallecano he has not played for Chelsea since May 2011.

But perhaps the most interesting player for Chelsea that day four years ago was a young Serbian midfielder by the name of Nemanja Matic. He came on in the 65th minute of the game for one of his three appearances during his first stay at Chelsea. A year later he left for Benfica as part of the deal that saw David Luiz go the other way and two years after that he returned to Chelsea, costing £21 million.

As for the Watford team, they had a certain Manchester United owned player inTom Cleverley playing in central midfield.

It will certainly be interesting to see who features for Chelsea this time and how there respective careers pan out in the future.

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