Chelsea v Barnsley player ratings

Kai Havertz scored a hat-trick as Chelsea cruised into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 6-0 thrashing of Barnsley.

Willy Caballero: 7

Busier than he would have thought. Caballero made a couple of vital blocks with his feet and a superb fingertip save.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 7

Steady and always reliable. A typical sprawling block denied Barnsley an early goal with the score still level.

Fikayo Tomori: 6

Settled after a slow start which saw Chelsea’s new-look defence all at sea.

Thiago Silva: 7

One notable lapse in concentration aside, he was fully in control on his debut, using the ball and organising impressively.

Emerson Palmieri: 5

Very average. Limited attacking impact from good positions and too easily bypassed in defence.

Ross Barkley: 7

Much improved after a slow first half. Barkley became increasingly influential, scoring one of the goals and linking play nicely.

Mateo Kovacic: 7

Neat, tidy and effective, instigating many of Chelsea’s best moments.

Kai Havertz: 9

A hat-trick and an all-round superb display. Took his goals really well and created plenty of other openings.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: 7

Lots of promising runs and effort but little end product. Always dangerous but, given his talent, the England winger needed to do more.

Mason Mount: 7

Busy and willing as ever. Missed a golden first-half chance but atoned with an assist and other bright moments.

Tammy Abraham: 8

Fine finish after stealing possession for his goal and wonderful awareness for the dummy that created the second goal. He also played a big part in Havertz’s second and third goals.

Kurt Zouma: 6

Untroubled after replacing Silva just after the hour mark.

Ben Chilwell: 7

A great start for Chilwell, who marked his debut by setting up a goal after coming on as a substitute and also looked solid in defence.

Olivier Giroud: 7

Giroud set up two chances as well as showing typical calm for his goal – a header from Chilwell’s left-wing cross.