Last years English Premier League champions Chelsea destroyed Manchester City 5-1 in this mornings FA Cup 5th round.
The Blues were all over City from start to finish, although the scoreline doesn’t tell the full story.
With a tough Champions League schedule and the League Cup final on Sunday, manager Manuel Pellegrini was reluctant to play his big stars.
He may face harsh criticism but in the scheme of things, a quarter final Champions League spot and victory in the league cup final would be more satisfactory.
City six first game players which was the main focal point of their lack of quality against an experienced, unchanged Chelsea side.
Eden Hazard was back on the score-sheet, hitting a perfectly weighted free kick past City goalkeeper Caballero.
New Chelsea signing Alexandre Pato welcomed to Stamford Bridge
West Ham United also had a big win, smashing former Premier League side Blackburn Rovers 5-1.
Payet scored a double and also set one up, before being praised by his manager and the fans.
His first goal came from a 25 yard free kick, before setting one up for
Emmanuel Emenike and then scoring a goal from a half way line run.
The FA Cup QF draw
Reading v Crystal Palace
Everton v Chelsea
Arsenal or Hull City v Watford
Shrewsbury or Manchester United v West Ham
By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)
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