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.