Hello and welcome to my latest blog post, where the 2012-13 FA Cup proper kicks off over this weekend.
The EPL takes a week break, and will be back on the 12th and 13th of January, but this weekend is the FA Cup 3rd Round weekend, where the lower clubs have the chance to provide shocks to the EPL sides.
|Too much space: Brighton striker Andrea Orlandi pokes the ball past Elliot to make it 1-0 to the hosts.|
|Breakthrough: Orlandi celebrates his goal in the 33rd minute with his team mates.|
|Marching orders: Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is given a red card (2nd yellow) after a late challenge.|
|Game over: Will Hoskins slots the ball past Elliot to make it 2-0 in the 87th minute.|
|Opener: Michael Chopra celebrates his goal against Aston Villa with his Ipswich team-mates|
Bolton midfielder Lee Chung Yong broke the deadlock in the 12th minute after some poor defending by Carlos Cuellar found a mis-placed pass into the Korean's path.
|Easy: Lee Chung-Yong celebrates his goal with his team-mates to put the hosts ahead against Sunderland.|
Team GB striker Marvin Sordell doubled the hosts lead in the 48th minute with a header which beat Simon Mignolet, but Sunderland were desperate not to lose to lower-tier opposition, and made a comeback in the latter stages of the second half.
|Goalbound: Sordel's header gives Bolton a 2-0 lead over Sunderland with 42 minutes to play.|
Midfielder Craig Gardner equalised for The Black Lions in the 75th minute with a beautiful curling bullet from 20 yards out.
£7million striker Demba Ba scored a double on his debut for Chelsea today, as the away side thrashed EPL side Southampton 5-1.
|Debut goal: Demba Ba equalised for Chelsea to make it 1-1 against Southampton today.|
|Debut DOUBLE: Demba Ba makes it 4-1 to Chelsea to score his 2nd goal for Chelsea after his £7million move.|
|2 for me: Ba celebrates his second of the day to make it 4-1.|
Fernando Torres was rested on the bench after claims of problems with Chelsea's rotation policy after a 1-0 home loss on Wednesday to QPR.
|Rotation: Torres and Lampard both started the match from the substitutes bench as Benitez rotated his squad.|
Defender Branislav Ivanovic scored a header, while winger Victor Moses also scored for The Blues.
|3 and easy: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic scores a header to give Chelsea a 3-1 lead after 52 minutes.|
|Ahead: Chelsea team-mates mob Nigerian winger Victor Moses after his goal puts The Blues 2-1 ahead.|
|193rd goal: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard scores from the penalty spot to complete the rout.|
|Lovely effort: Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley places the ball past Jaaskelainen to break the deadlock|
|Equaliser: West Ham defender James Collins heads the hosts back into the match.|