Deep cross from the right, flicked on to Loftus-Cheek and the elegant midfielder takes a touch then back-heels to Mount who drills a right-foot daisycutter of a shot from the left of the area inches past the right post.
And it fell to Villa. Good footwork from the substitute Jayden Philogene-Bidace to hold off Chalobah, turn and slip a pass down the left of the box for El Ghazi who hammers a shot into Kepa’s chest. Had he gone lower he would surely have scored.
He has been terrorising Spurs down the Wolves right but this goal comes down the left when Dendoncker exploits some dozy Tottenham control and plays in Podence cutting in from the left to shoot with his right and thrash it unstoppably past Gollini.
Great back-post header from James’s cross after Hudson-Odoi backheeled to Ziyech who rolled it into James’ path. His cross was perfectly precise, parting Tuanzebe’s hair to arrive at Werner to score his first goal of the season.
A minute later Werner snatches at a back-post chance and the score stays within Villa’s reach.
Thomas Tuchel has withdrawn N’Golo Kante and sent on Mason Mount. Chelsea fashion an opportunity quickly through Hudson-Odoi cutting in from the right to smack a shot that Steer saves and Werner isn’t quick enough to pounce on the rebound.
Cameron Archer slips down the inside-left, drops his shoulder and shoots and the world’s costliest keeper saves it smartly with his arm and James clears El Gahzi’s effort from the rebound off the line.
And it’s pretty similar bar the deflection, running on to a pass hit assuredly from centre to the inside-left. He takes it in his stride, cuts back on his right and thumps a shot into the bottom left corner.
Fantastic finish from Harry Kane even though he is wearing the most hideous shirt. Lo Celso wins the ball back in the centre-circle, clips it up to Dele Alli who slides a pass between the two centre-backs and Kane races on to it and lashes it past the keeper from 18 yards.
Aaron Connolly was sent down the left with a cute angled pass from Mac Allister. He cuts into the box to shoot with his right and the ball hits a defender who was sliding in to block and skips off his foot to go over the keeper and into the bottom right corner.
Welcome to coverage of tonight’s five third-round Carabao Cup ties that are not Manchester United vs West Ham United or, as they would be called by Paul Ince, who played for both, Mantunite and West Ham. That means we’ll be covering the goal going in and all the news from:
Brighton vs Swansea (7.30pm)
Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon (7.45pm)
Chelsea vs Aston Villa (7.45pm)
Millwall vs Leicester City (7.45pm)
Wolves vs Spurs (7.45pm)
We will have all the team news as it lands, the scores, shootouts, should last night be any guide, and ultimately the fourth-round draw once it’s determined who joins Leeds, Manchester City, Liverpool, Brentford, Burnley, Preston, QPR, Southampton, Stoke and Sunderland in the last 16.
Chelsea, the last team outside Manchester to win it (City five, United one since 2016), will not be introducing half a dozen U23s unlike most clubs in their position – they have a formidable enough first-team squad to be able to field a host of household names who have not featured much in the Premier League this season without dipping deeper down their pyramid. But there could be rare opportunities for Ross Barkley, Malang Sarr and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Villa, who won it last in 1996, have named a provisional squad that is only two players – John McGinn and Leon Bailey – away from a normal, full-strength Premier League matchday squad. Emi Buendia, who was back from quarantine in Croatia and on the bench for the victory over Everton, is expected to start.
Granit Xhaka is suspended for Arsenal and given that AFC Winbledon made multiple changes in the last round, Mikel Arteta is sure to anticipate that and follow suit. Nuno returns to Wolves for the second time in 30 days with both managers poised to stir up selection though Spurs, concerned with not creating enough for Harry Kane since he came back into the side, may well give the England captain a run-out.
Tariq Lamptey should make his long-awaited Brighton comeback when Graham Potter’s side take on his old club Swansea in dear old Sussex by the Sea. Joel Piroe, Olivier Ntcham and Ben Cabango, who all came off the bench to help turn the tide at Luton last Saturday and secure a 3-3 draw, should start for the 2013 winners.
Shaun Hutchinson,Danny McNamara, Benik Afobe and George Evans have all returned from injury to the Millwall squad for tonight’s visit of three-time winners Leicester who will rest, rotate and freshen up according to the snouts at the King Power.