Chelsea v Grimsby player ratings

Chelsea set up a fourth-round clash with Manchester United by thrashing Grimsby in the Carabao Cup. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 7-1 win.

Willy Caballero: 6

Didn’t have much to do. Could no nothing about Grimsby’s goal – a superb strike from Matt Green.

Reece James: 9

What a Chelsea debut for the young right-back. Fit again after an ankle injury and tipped to become a star at Stamford Bridge, he lived up to the hype with a superb display. Solid defensively and excellent going forward, he scored with an emphatic strike and set up two goals.

Kurt Zouma: 8

A comfortable night for Zouma, who was untroubled defensively, scored one of the goals and won a penalty.

Marc Guehi: 7

Caught out of position at times – including for Grimsby’s goal – but settled down and looked more comfortable as the game went on.

Marcos Alonso: 7

Had an easy time of it on the left and got forward often.

Billy Gilmour: 8

Did increasingly well on his first senior start, controlling the midfield and playing with great maturity. Held his own physically against a robust Grimsby side and was calm on the ball.

Ross Barkley: 7

The England midfielder played as though he had a point to prove, taking his goal well and keeping things ticking over in midfield.

Christian Pulisic: 5

Didn’t impress, even against lower-division opposition. Missed two good chances and was generally off the pace.

Pedro: 7

Captain for the night and showed his experience, not least when tucking away a penalty.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: 7

Took a while to get going on his return to the side but grew into the game and eventually got the goal he deserved.

Michy Batshuayi: 7

Scored two, although he could have had more. Overall it was an encouraging performance.

Ian Maatsen: 6

On for his debut as a second-half substitute. Lively on the left.

Tino Anjorin: 6

Full of running after also coming on for his debut. Missed a decent chance though.