Chelsea coasted through to the 4th round of the FA Cup, courtesy of a Pedro double, and goals from Willian and Michy Batshuayi.
The first-half was dominated by Chelsea, and it wasn’t really a surprise when Pedro collected the ball and fainted inside his man before curling a shot into the top corner, to put the Blues in the lead on 18 minutes. Peterborough did have some openings, with Begovic, forced into a few good saves. Pedro then hit the bar from Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s pull back. Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, who had been trying all half to grab a goal, all but finished off the contest two minutes before the break, as he fired low into the corner from a Ruben Loftus-Cheek knock down.
In front of a packed out away end, Peterborough tried to pull a goal back, but the impressive Loftus-Cheek was the next player to go close, as he placed his shot just wide – when he probably should’ve scored. Before Willian curled home from 18 yards to make it 3-0 to Chelsea.
The returning John Terry was then rightly sent off for bringing down Lee Angol when he was breaking through on goal. Tom Nichols tapped home just three minutes after Terry’s sending off, to send the away fans into raptures.
Five minutes after Nichols had brought it back to 3-1, Pedro scored once again, shooting under Posh keeper Luke McGee.