Wed, September 26, 2012
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Chelsea 6-0 Wolves into League Cup fourth round

2012-09-26 01:39:37 GMT2012-09-26 09:39:37(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Chelsea cruised into the League Cup Fourth Round with a dominant display which saw them run out comfortable 6-0 winners over a lacklustre Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea FC won the Wolves with 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on September 26, 2012.

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea captain John Terry played after appearing in front of a Football Association racism hearing for a second day.

Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand and Juan Mata all scored inside the opening 17 minutes for Chelsea, while Oriol Romeu netted from the penalty spot earlier in the second half before Torres and Victor Moses added further goals.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo named a stronger than previously assumed line-up for the game, with Torres, Mata and skipper John Terry all in the starting eleven.

He made six changes to the side that beat Stoke 1-0 at the weekend, with Ross Turnbull starting in goal in place of Petr Cech, Terry coming in for David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta for Branislav Ivanovic, while Lucas Piazon and Victor Moses were also handed starts.

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken rang the changes too, making ten changes to the side that beat Peteborough 2-0 in their last outing, with David Edwards named as captain, in what looked on paper like a youthful and somewhat inexperienced side.

Wolves made one change at the break, with David Forde coming on for the anonymous Hunt. They started the half better but soon conceded another, with Romeu slotting home from the spot in the 52nd minute after Moses won a soft penalty after going down under a challenge from De Vries.

The result now assured, it was just a matter of how many the hosts would rack up against a downbeat Wolves side, and Torres managed to get on the scoresheet in the 57th minute after rising highest at the front post to power home a thumping header from another dangerous Mata corner.

They made it six on 71st minute with the two substitutes Marko Marin and Oscar combining well down the left before the latter played the ball into the box, only to see Moses nod home into the bottom left-hand corner after out-jumping Ronald Zubar.

Despite enjoying the majority of possession from then on, Chelsea were unable to carve out any more clear-cut opportunities but it was more than job done after a fantastic team display during a one-sided and hugely entertaining contest.

(Agencies)

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