By James Agberebi:
It was not the best of returns for Chelsea captain John Terry after a long absence as he was shown a straight card in the Blues’ 4-1 home win against Peterborough United in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Pedro Rodriguez scored twice, while Willian and Michy Batshuayi got Chelsea’s other goals.
Kurt Zouma also made a return to Chelsea’s first team after a lengthy injury layoff.
Super Eagles forward Victor Moses was an unused substitute for Chelsea.
Chelsea went in front in the 18th minute through Pedro, sending in a curler after Nathaniel Chalobah’s initial effort was parried away.
Batshuayi, who made a rare start for Chelsea, made it 2-0 on 44 minutes after he was teed up by Robin Loftus-Cheek.
Willian extended Chelsea’s lead to 3-0 in the 52nd minute finding the far corner after off an assist from Pedro.
In the 67th minute Terry was shown a straight red card after fouling Lee Angol.
Peterborough looked to make their one-man advantage count as they got on the score sheet through Tom Nichols with 20 minutes left.
But in the 75th minute Pedro restored Chelsea’s three-goal lead, finding the bottom corner after exchanging passes with Batshuayi.
At the Riverside, 10-man Middlesbrough defeated Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in another FA Cup third round clash on Sunday.
Goals from Grant Leadbitter (58th minute), Alvaro Negredo (67th minute) and Marten De Room (90th minute) secured the comfortable win for Middlesbrough.
Prior to Negredo’s goal, Daniel Ayala was sent off for Middlesbrough.