Chelsea vs Grimsby Town saw Blues thrash Mariners 7-1 in an EFL clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, September 25, to return to winning ways after Liverpool defeat in the Premier League.
The encounter saw Ross Barkley net the opener after four minutes of action, with the England international capitalising on Pedro’s pass from 25 yards out.
Three Minutes later Michy Batshuayi doubled Chelsea advantage to make it 2-0, before the Miners pulling one goal back through Matthew Green in the 19th minute.
Three minutes before the end of the first half, Pedro Rodriguez restored Chelsea two goal advantage via a spot-kick after Green fouling Zouma to concede a penalty.
After the restart, Chelsea continued from where they left as Kurt Zouma got on the scoresheet to make it 4-1 56th minute.
It a Chelsea affair going forward, with visitors finding it tough to get into the contest.
With eight minutes remaining on the clock, Reece James netted Chelsea’s fifth goal on the night, to take the scores to 5-1
The 86th minute of the clash saw Batshuayi complete his brace before Callum Hudson-Odoi announcing his return from injury with Chelsea’s seventh goal of the match.
The victory effectively fired the Blues into the fourth round of the competition.
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