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Chelsea 5 Chesterfield 1: Blues storm into FA Cup fourth round as fringe players and kids shine in dominating display
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ON a day of classic FA Cup upsets Chelsea made sure they would not be another giant-killing.
The eight-time winners swept aside non-league Chesterfield 5-1 at Stamford Bridge to book their place in the fourth round with consummate ease.
It took just six minutes for Timo Werner to get Thomas Tuchel's side off the mark in this year's FA Cup.
Mateo Kovacic drove forward before feeding Hakim Ziyech and his shot was routinely swept home on the rebound by the gun-shy German forward.
Ziyech then went close to a second as the Blues peppered the non-league outfit's goal early on – the Algerian rifling a right-footed effort towards the top corner, only for Scott Loach to deny him with a superb stop.
But the Chesterfield keeper could not do anything about Callum Hudson-Odoi's wicked strike in the 18th minute as the young Englishman cut in from the left before curling a sumptuous strike into the far corner.
And it was three before the 20 minute mark as Chelsea debutant Luke Hall seized possession deep in the visitors half and crossed for Romelu Lukaku to tuck away inside the six-yard box.
It was a statement performance from 17-year-old defender Hall who looked wholly unphased during his first appearance in front of the Stamford Bridge crowd.
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