Daniel Sturridge admits Chelsea were disappointed to be held on home soil by Birmingham, but says they can take positives from the game.
A battle of the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Saturday produced a 1-1 stalemate, meaning the two sides must try again at St Andrew's in their FA Cup fifth round tie.
Sturridge ensured that Chelsea kept themselves in the hunt for cup glory as he netted an all-important second-half leveller.
He conceded afterwards that Andre Villas-Boas' side had been hoping to get the job done in front of their own supporters, but says they will take heart from their second-half showing.
"We are disappointed with the result, of course, because we are playing at home and we wanted to get the victory and go into the next game in the Champions League with confidence," Sturridge told ESPN.
"We weren't able to win the game but we played good football and we are going to push on now from here."
He added: "I don't think any team playing at home would want a draw against a team in the league below, but it's important that we move on from here.
"We played some great football today and we aren't going to forget that going into the next game."
The Chelsea playing and coaching staff held a much-publicised meeting in the wake of their last Premier League outing - a 2-0 defeat by Everton - and Sturridge claims those talks were productive.
He said: "I think it shows the character in the squad, to come out and play great football. We were unlucky and we will push on from here now."