Wilkins: Cup win ideal response from Chelsea players

Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins believes last night's FA Cup victory at Southend was the ideal response to their defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.

Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins believes last night's FA Cup victory at Southend was the ideal response to their defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.

"We moved the ball around well, created a lot of chances and had it not been for the Southend boys defending so valiantly, we would have got ourselves back in it a bit earlier," said Wilkins, who maintained Scolari was "as happy as Larry" with the result.

"Our spirit has been fantastic, and you could see that with the way they played tonight.

"The atmosphere around the place was we really wanted to put Sunday right and we did that."

The only down side to the performance was the loss of winger Joe Cole late on to a knee problem, which will be assessed in the coming days.

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