Chelsea whacked League Two side Grimsby 7-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to advance to the for the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Michy Batshuayi scored a brace for Chelsea with Ross Barkley, Pedro, Kurt Zouma, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi each scoring a goal each to hand Grimsby the heavy defeat. Matt Green scored the consolation goal for the visitors.
It didn't take long for Chelsea to kiss the back of the net as Ross Barkley put his side ahead in the fourth minute. Pedro laid the ball off to Barkley 25 yards from goal. He took a touch and decided to burst into the box himself rather than pass, before finding some space and drilling a low shot inside McKeown's near post.
Three minutes later Chelsea added the second through Batshuayi. James got in down the right and crossed into the middle. His ball was deflected into the path of Michy Batshuayi, who turned sharply and found the bottom corner.
It was awful defending from Chelsea as they allowed a long ball forward found its way to Hanson, he then noded it on into the path of Matt Green, who had plenty of work to do but thundered an absolute beauty of an effort from 20 yards past the helpless Caballero.
Two minutes to half time Chelsea were awarded a penalty as Kurt Zouma was hauled down in the box and referee pointed to the spot. Pedro stepped up to take it and made no mistake, rolling it in, sending McKeown the wrong way.
James had the ball from the right after beating his man all ended up and Kurt Zouma nipped in front of his marker in the six-yard box and prodded into the bottom corner.
With eight minutes remaining to stoppage time, Chelsea had their fifth of the night. And it was Reece James who had a goal on his debut as a Chelsea corner ricochets around the box and dropped to him 20 yards from goal. He then took one touch out of his feet before sending a low effort into the bottom corner.
Four minutes later, Batshuayi grabbed his brace and it was all too easy. The Blues worked it left to right into the Belgian and he picked out the top corner, cool as you like.
The perfect end to the night for Chelsea. Callum Hudson-Odoi had his goal on his return from injury as he picked up Batshuayi's pass, beating his man, then slipped a shot inside the near post.
Seven goals for the Blues at the Bridge! 🔥— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 25, 2019
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