Chelsea turned on the style against Wolves as Roberto di Matteo’s men entered into the fourth round of the Capital One cup following the 6-0 demolition. Prior to the match, the Chelsea manager suggested that the team would be a mix of senior and young players. He surprised everyone by starting both Torres and Mata.
John Terry was also in the starting line-up despite the lack of training. Piazon, Azpilicueta, and Victor Moses were all part of the starting line-up that dominated from the start.
It took only 4 mins to open the scoring, as Cahill powered in a cross from Mata. Bertrand soon doubled the advantage.
Mata then scored the goal of the match after exchanging passes with Ramires and Torres. The 24-year-old Spaniard was at his scintillating best after the well-deserved break. He was involved in all of the goals.
Romeu then scored his first goal for the club on his 21st birthday through a penalty in the second half. Torres then scored from a Mata corner before Victor Moses also scored his first goal for the club after a cross from Oscar.
John Terry and Cahill had little to do at the back, but had a few scares.
Here’s what the assistant manager Eddie Newton had to say after the match:
“If you show complacency and disrespect to the opposition you pay the price. We focused on the game, dealt with the matters at hand and we got a very good result and performance.
“We were talking with John to see what his mindset is and he’s been very positive and wanted to play and do what he usually does for the team so there was no problem with the selection.
“He [Piazon] deserved it today and I hope he gets plaudits for his performance because he deserved it.
“Fernando is positive. We talk to all our players and he is very positive. He is feeling a lot sharper, the goals will come. We all believe that.”
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Turnbull; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry (c), Bertrand, Romeu, Ramires (Oscar 59), Moses, Mata (Marin 69), Piazon, Torres (Hazard 78)
Goals: Cahill 3, Bertrand 7, Mata 17, Romeu (pen) 52, Torres 57, Moses 70
Wolves (4-4-2): De Vries; Stearman, Batth, Magreitter, Zubar, Peszko (Ismail 83), Edwards (c), Davis, Hunt (Forde 45), Sigurdarson, Boukari (Nouble 63)