Chelsea 4 – 1 Peterborough as Pedro and Batshuayi, Willian all scored on target for clinical Chelsea, Pedro leads 10-man Blues into fourth round.
Antonio Conte’s men finally found a break in Premier League and took on Peterborough United in the FA Cup third round tie on Sunday. Chelsea produced a superb first 45 minutes and put the game to bed inside first 30 minutes when Pedro and Batshuayi scored in first half. They still have 45 minutes to defend their lead but we can expect Conte to start making changes having take commanding position in the league.
John Terry had not started for Chelsea since playing in an EFL Cup tie in October, Chelsea captain John Terry was sent off on his first start since October as the Premier League leaders overcame League One Peterborough in the FA Cup.
The Blues made nine changes for the third-round tie and almost trailed when Asmir Begovic saved Lee Angol’s header. But Pedro’s curled finish and a drilled Michy Batshuayi effort arrived before half time and Willian struck a third.
Terry saw red for bringing Angol down and Tom Nicholls tapped in for Posh but Pedro fired Chelsea’s fourth. Terry’s error will draw scrutiny but Chelsea were impressive in responding to defeat at Tottenham, their first in 11 matches in all competitions.
They exuded energy from the off and had 20 shots by half-time as squad players such as Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked at home in midfield. Antonio Conte’s side will learn their fourth round opponents in a draw.
Chelsea 4 – 1 Peterborough FA Cup Match Highlights
- 18′ 1 – 0 Pedro Rodriguez cut inside from the left flank and unleashed a superb shot in top far corner to make it 1-0 for Chelsea.
- 44′ 2 – 0 Michy Batshuayi started a rare game and was on target for Chelsea at the stroke of halftime.
- 52′ 3 – 0 Willian struck a third goal.
67′ [ Red Card ] John Terry was sent off on his first start since October as the Premier League leaders overcame League One Peterborough in the FA Cup.
70′ 3 – 1 Tom Nicholls tapped in for Posh a consolation goal.
75′ 4 – 1 Pedro Rodriguez fired Chelsea’s fourth.
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