Willian Brace, Giroud and Pedro Scores as Chelsea thrashed Hull city 4-0 to progress to the quarter-final of the Emirates FA cup in a match that could be referred to as litmus test ahead of the crunch game against Barcelona next week. Chelsea came into the game on the back of 3 losses in their last 5 games but the London team performed remarkable well to earn their place in the quarter-finals of the competition as well morale boast.
Antonio made 6 changes to the side that thrashed West brom last Monday with a debut game for Emerson Palmieri. Chelsea began the game in dominant form and it took the host just 105 seconds as Willan pounced on a loose ball cut to his left and delivered an unstoppable curler into the net after Giroud have dispossessed Stewart and found him earlier. Pedro doubled the lead of the host team in the 27th minute after being on the receiving end of Cesc Fabregas lofted through ball over the defence.
Chelsea continued to soar higher in the match as Willian scored his second goal 5 minutes later to make it 3 on the night after good work from Giroud again. Olivier Giroud having shown good work rate and attitude was rewarded with his first goal for Chelsea in the 42nd minute with Frenchman stabling in from close range a low Emerson Palmieri pass down the left flank to make it 4-0 before the break.
Hull City improved after the break and were gifted with an opportunity to get on the score-sheet when Fabregas tripped Harry Wilson inside the box but Caballero produced a fine save to keep Meyler’s powerful spot-kick out. Willian almost bagged his Hatrick but had his effort hit the wood work, but Chelsea eased to victory regardless, a morale boast as they prepare to host Barcelona at the bridge next week.