Barnsley’s cup run came to a thumping halt with a hammering at five time winners Chelsea.
This 6-0 defeat was Barnsley’s biggest cup defeat (in any cup) since losing 7-1 at Manchester City in the Second Round of this competition in 2004-2005.
It is a far cry from the last time these two sides met when a header from Kayode Odejayi secured a famous FA Cup victory against the Blues and sent the Reds into the FA Cup Semi-Finals.
Since that victory at Oakwell 12 years ago, Barnsley have faced 12 Premier League sides in cup competitions and have lost 11 with the one exception a 3-2 League Cup Third Round victory against Burnley in 2009-2010. Their aggregate score in those 11 ties is 10-35 and they have conceded at least five times in four of them.
Barnsley have now lost five games in a row at Stamford Bridge with this their joint biggest victory there having also lost 6-0 on their first visit in November 1905. It is the third time overall they have lost 6-0 to Chelsea having also done so at Oakwell in their one Premier League season.
It is Barnsley’s biggest defeat in any competition since a 6-0 home defeat to Charlton in the Championship in April 2013. It is their biggest away defeat since a 7-0 defeat at West Brom in the Championship on the final day of the 2006-2007 season.
Chelsea’s £71m summer buy Kai Havertz opened his account in English football with a hattrick, the first hattrick against Barnsley since Ollie Watkins took home the match ball for Brentford in September 2019. That was at Oakwell so it is the first away hattrick since Nick Powell for Wigan in April 2017.
It is the first cup hattrick against Barnsley since Carlos Tevez for Manchester City in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals in 2012-2013.
Brad Collins became the first Barnsley goalkeeper to receive a booking since Collins himself was booked at West Brom in October 2019.
It is the first Barnsley goalkeeper booking in a cup tie since Jack Walton at Blackpool in the First Round of this competition in 2018-2019.
Tammy Abraham got the ball rolling following a defensive mistake. He has scored in all three of his appearances against Barnsley (twice for Bristol City and once for Chelsea)
Barnsley conceded three second half goals for the first time since at Preston in October 2019 when they conceded four.
Barnsley have lost three of their first five games of a season as a Championship side for the third successive season.
In the first five games of 2020-2021 only one team has scored in each of them (a 1-0 win, 1-0 defeat, 2-0 win, 2-0 defeat, 6-0 defeat) it is the first time this has occurred for 108 years! Last doing so in 1912-1913 (2-0 win, 2-0 defeat, 3-0 win, 2-0 defeat, 2-0 defeat)
Barnsley conceded 69% ball possession, the highest by an opponent since Chelsea’s London and Premier League rivals Tottenham enjoyed 73%, also in the Third Round of this competition in 2017-2018.
There were 31 shots in the game, the most in a Barnsley game since Hull away in February (34)
There were only 11 fouls committed in the game, the lowest in a Barnsley match since Millwall away in January 2018 (also 11)
This was Barnsley’s first Wednesday defeat in four such games.
40. Brad Collins
2. Jordan Williams
24. Aapo Halme
26. Michael Sollbauer
14. Kilian Ludewig
4. Callum Styles
27. Alex Mowatt
17. Marcel Ritzmaier
9. Cauley Woodrow
19. Patrick Schmidt
28. Dominik Frieser
16. Luke Thomas (for Woodrow 45)
22. Clarke Oduor (for Ritzmaier 57)
11. Conor Chaplin (for Frieser 57)
29. Victor Adeboyejo, 34. Jasper Moon, 23. Elliot Simoes, 1. Jack Walton.
13. Willy Caballero
28. Cesar Azpilicueta
14. Fikayo Tomori
6. Thiago Silva
8. Ross Barkley
17. Mateo Kovacic
19. Mason Mount
29. Kai Havertz
9. Tammy Abraham
20. Callum Hudson-Odoi
15. Kurt Zouma (for Silva 61)
21. Ben Chilwell (for Havertz 66)
18. Olivier Giroud (for Abraham 72)
31. Nathan Baxter, 5. Jorginho, 24. Reece James, 11. Timo Werner
Chelsea manager Frank Lampardsaid:
"Tonight was a great exercise for Kai to see how we want to work off the ball, for him to be a part of that,"
"He made a great recovery tackle for Ross' goal, and then to also just have some freedom on the ball and roam in more central areas.
"I thought it was a great combination with Tammy and I was pleased with the way he grew into the game in terms of confidence. It was a great night for Kai, and the first of many for him."
Carabao Cup Third Round results
TUESDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2020
Leyton Orient P-P Tottenham Hotspur
Newport County 3-1 Watford
Abrahams pen 18
Penaranda pen 54
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Brentford
Robson-Kanu pen 56
Robson-Kanu pen 66
Forss pen 73
Brentford win 5-4 on pens
West Ham United 5-1 Hull City
Yarmolenko pen 56
Luton Town 0-3 Manchester United
Mata pen 44
WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2020
Fulham 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday
De Cordova-Reid 32
Millwall 0-2 Burnley
Preston North End 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Mac Allister 75
Stoke City 1-0 Gillingham
Chelsea 6-0 BARNSLEY
Fleetwood Town 2-5 Everton
Leicester City 0-2 Arsenal
Fuchs og 57
Morecambe 0-7 Newcastle United
Lavelle og 90+1
THURSDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa
El Ghazi 11
Lincoln City 2-7 Liverpool
Manchester City 2-1 AFC Bournemouth
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Three: Barnsley v Coventry City, Saturday 26th September 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm
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Sky Bet Championship Matchday Four: Middlesbrough v Barnsley, Saturday 3rd October 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm.