Chelsea got back on the winning track on Sunday afternoon after a 4-1 win over Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge in the third round of the FA Cup.
Antonio Conte deployed wide-sweeping changes from the line-up that faced Tottenham in the middle of the week, with only two starters on Wednesday staying in the line-up against the Posh.
Asmir Begovic displaced Thibaut Courtois in goal while John Terry and Kurt Zouma joined Gary Cahill across the back three. It was Zouma’s first start with the senior team since rupturing his ACL last season and Terry’s first since the 2-2 draw against Swansea back on 11th September.
Pedro and Branislav Ivanovic were deployed out wide while Cesc Fabregas and Nathaniel Chalobah played centrally. Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek played in more advanced roles while Michy Batshuayi had the striking duties.
The Blues jumped all over Peterborough from the start, and Pedro put the home side up 1-0 in the 18th minute. Batshuayi put Chelsea up 2-0 just before half time and Willian made it 3-0 in the 52nd minute. After Tom Nichols got the Posh on the board in the 70th minute, Pedro put the score at its final five minutes later.
Matches like this, with all the changes, it’s difficult to find new things in the side — but here’s what we learned from the match.