Thiago Silva of Chelsea celebrates with teammates Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 21, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea have progressed into the next round of the FA Cup following a 4-0 thrashing of League 2 side, Morecambe. This was their second victory in as many as eight competitive matches across all competitions.

Mount and Werner scored in the first half coupled with two goals from Hudson-Odoi and Havertz as the Blues were comfortable across the finish line at Stamford Bridge. Morecambe were resilient on the evening, but at the end of the day, the visitors did not possess the quality to upset a side of Chelsea’s calibre.

Lampard would be relieved with the result as the manager had come under intense media scrutiny recently over their poor run of form. However, today not for a moment did it look like Chelsea were being dragged away from the game. The Blues were constantly knocking at the goal of the visiting side, and the scoreline is evidence to it.

Here’s how the Blues rated from their 4-0 win at the Stamford Bridge earlier today.

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga – 7/10

The Spaniard was largely untested on the night. Kepa was up for the task whenever he was drawn into the action.

RB: César Azpilicueta – 7/10

A decent evening from the captain as he kept things tight down the right-hand side. Azpilicueta assisted Chelsea’s fourth goal of the night scored by Havertz.

CB: Kurt Zouma – 7/10

A rather quiet evening for the Chelsea defender who did not have much to do in all honesty.

CB: Antonio Rüdiger – 7/10

Rudiger was calm and composed on the ball and did not make any mistakes in the back-line.

LB: Emerson – 7/10

The fullback tried his luck at goal with a couple of shots from a distance but did not find the back of the net. Nevertheless, Emerson was a reliable presence in the Chelsea backline.

CM: Kai Havertz – 9/10

A good day in the office for the summer signing who assisted once and scored once to cement Chelsea’s result in the FA Cup fixture. Havertz was a joy to watch and seems to be slowly getting into the groove.

CM: Billy Gilmour – 7/10

The 19-year-old midfielder was energetic and vibrant in midfield. Gilmour showed a few moments of pure genius, and it pretty much explains Lampard’s trust in him at such a young age.

CM: Mason Mount – 8/10

Mount was not closed down from 25 yards out and had his shot at goal, and he struck it beautifully as it went sailing into the bottom left corner off his right boot. Mount was pivotal for the Chelsea side in midfield and kept the game moving for the hosts. Mount was replaced by Abraham with around a quarter of the game left.

RW: Hakim Ziyech – 7/10

The summer signing was instrumental on the right-hand side and made life difficult for the visiting side on every occasion possible. After successfully assisting Chelsea’s third goal of the night, Ziyech made way for Christian Pulisic in the second half.

ST: Timo Werner – 8/10

The German was lethal in front of goal and scored a tap-in just before the close of the first half. Werner was a lively presence at Stamford Bridge today. Werner made way for Oliver Giroud in the second half.

LW: Callum Hudson-Odoi – 7/10

The striker looked in decent form upfront alongside Werner and Ziyech. The youngster scored Chelsea’s third goal of the night as he perfectly controlled Ziyech’s chipped pass.


Christian Pulisic
Morecambe’s Irish midfielder John O’Sullivan (L) battles with Chelsea’s US midfielder Christian Pulisic (R) during the English FA Cup third round football match between Chelsea and Morecambe at Stamford Bridge in London on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP via Getty Images)

CM: Christian Pulisic – 7/10

The midfielder was given a run at things for just about half an hour and seemed to get right into the mix as he replaced Ziyech.

ST: Olivier Giroud – 7/10

Giroud was a good option for Lampard to bring off the bench. Giroud would have really fancied getting onto the scoresheet today.

ST: Tammy Abraham – 6/10

Did not have much involvement with play post his introduction.

CB: Fikayo Tomori – 6/10

Did not have much involvement with play post his introduction.

CM: Tino Anjorin – 6/10

Did not have much involvement with play post his introduction.