- Chelsea vs Barnsley ended in a 6-0 demolition of Championship side Barnsley at Stamford Bridge
- Record signing Kai Havertz produced a man of the match performance by scoring a hat-trick
- Chelsea have now advanced to the 4th Round and will play the winner of Tottenham vs Leyton Orient
Chelsea vs Barnsley ended 6-0 in favour of the Frank Lampard's side as the Blues bounced back from a Premier League defeat to Liverpool over the weekend.
Kai Havertz's scored a hat-trick as Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud all scored in the entertaining game at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea started the match the stronger side but almost let in a goal after Thiago Silva made a blunder on his debut and Barnsley could not make it count.
But it was the west London club who took the lead in the 19th minute as Abraham out of nothing stole the ball from a defender and finished in style to make it 1-0.
Mason Mount should have made it 2-0 as the Havertz provided a lovely assist but the Englishman's shot went agonizingly wide.
It did not matter in the 28th minute as Mount returned the assist to Havertz after a dummy from Abraham, and the club's record signing scored his first goal with a calm finish to make it 2-0.
Less than five minutes after the break, it was 3-0 as Havertz's decisive tackle put Barkley through on goal and it was a fine finish from the England midfielder.
Abraham assisted in Chelsea's fourth goal after Barnsley made a fourth mistake on the night as Havertz slotted the ball home to make it 4-0 in the 55th minute.
Mount was denied a goal in the 75th minute by Barnsley shot-stopper and at the other end, Willy Caballero made a couple of fantastic saves to keep a clean sheet.
Havertz completed his hat-trick as he broke loose from Barnsley's defensive line as he glided past the goalkeeper to slam the ball into an empty net to make it 5-0.
Giroud also got his name on the scoresheet from a Ben Chilwell's pin-point cross as the Frenchman made it 6-0.
Chelsea will now face the winner of Tottenham and Leyton Orient in the next round of the competition.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Kai Havertz was aware of Jurgen Klopp's achievements before Chelsea faced Liverpool in a Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge.
The newly-signed £70million attacking midfielder heaped praises on his compatriot knowing what his new club would expect during the encounter at Stamford Bridge.
The Germany international had predicted that Klopp will do everything within his reach to defeat their rivals in a quest to defend Liverpool's Premier League title.