Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 27 September 2020 By Rob Miles

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.


Barnsley Team:

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)

Unused Substitutes:

29. Victor Adeboyejo, 34. Jasper Moon, 23. Elliot Simoes, 1. Jack Walton.


Chelsea Team:

13. Willy Caballero

28. Cesar Azpilicueta

14. Fikayo Tomori

6. Thiago Silva

33. Emerson

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)

Unused Substitutes:

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."


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Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Three: Barnsley v Coventry City, Saturday 26th September 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Four: Middlesbrough v Barnsley, Saturday 3rd October 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm.