🏆 Havertz treble inspires Chelsea, Arsenal through and goals galore!

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EFL Cup third round action continued on Wednesday with eight fixtures taking place across England.

Here’s the lowdown on what happened …


Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley

Scorers: Abraham 19′, Havertz 29′, 55′, 65′, Barkley 49′, Giroud 83′

Chelsea cruised to victory after beating Championship side Barnsley 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham pounced on a defensive mix-up to put the Blues ahead, before Kai Havertz finished smartly to open his Chelsea account.

Ross Barkley made it 3-0 shortly after half time, before Havertz added his second after smart work from Abraham.

Abraham was again the architect as the German scored his hat-trick, with Olivier Giroud coming off the bench to make it six.

EFL Cup

Chelsea
Barnsley

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

Scorers: Fuchs (og) 57′, Nketiah 90′

Arsenal secured progression into the EFL Cup fourth round after beating Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.

Both sides rotated heavily, but the visitors looked sharp early on and Reiss Nelson nearly curled in a beauty – only for Danny Ward to save.

Arsenal did go ahead after Nicolas Pépé went through and hit the post, before the ricochet flew back in off Christian Fuchs.

Ayoze Pérez missed a sitter to equalise late on before Eddie Nketiah secured victory with another close range effort.

EFL Cup

Leicester City
Arsenal

Morecambe 0-6 Newcastle

Scorers: Joelinton 5′, 31′, Almirón 20′, Murphy 27′, Hayden 45′, Lascelles 51′, Lavelle (og) 90′

It was a comfortable night for Newcastle as they beat fourth tier outfit Morecambe 7-0 at the Globe Arena.

Joelinton opened the scoring after just five minutes, before Miguel Almirón added a second after rounding the goalkeeper and finishing.

Jacob Murphy made it 3-0 with a wonderful curling effort before Joelinton – who somehow missed from a yard out – bent in a beauty of his own.

Hayden made it five just before half-time with Morecambe down to ten men. Jamaal Lascelles and an own goal made it 7-0 late on.

EFL Cup

Morecambe
Newcastle

Fleetwood 2-4 Everton

Scorers: Richarlison 22′, 34′, Iwobi 49′, Bernard 73′, Kean 90′; Duffy 48′, Camps 58′

Everton progressed into the EFL Cup fourth round after edging past Fleetwood Town 4-2 at Highbury Stadium.

Richarlison opened the scoring after heading home a perfect Bernard cross, before adding his second after smart link-up play with Alex Iwobi.

The hosts were handed a lifeline after Mark Duffy pounced on a Jordan Pickford mistake, until Iwobi added a third just two minutes later.

Callum Camps made it 3-2 to set up a grand stand finish, only for Bernard and Moise Kean to secure victory late in the second half.

EFL Cup

Fleetwood Town
Everton

And elsewhere …

Fulham 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Millwall 0-2 Burnley

Preston 0-2 Brighton

Stoke 1-0 Gillingham