Kai Havertz got his Chelsea account up and running as he scored a hat-trick in the Blues’ 6-0 demolition of Barnsley in the Carabao Cup.
The German playmaker showed signs of things to come with a perfect performance against their Championship opposition.
It was an excellent day for the new Chelsea recruits as Ben Chilwell provided an assist and Thiago Silva helped keep a clean sheet.
Abraham handed the Blues the lead though when he stole the ball from Aapo Halme before applying a cool finish.
Havertz put the Blues 2-0 up, finishing in style after a slick move.
Abraham stepped over Mount’s pass, and that dummy flummoxed the Barnsley defence. When the ball reached Havertz, he set himself and then delivered the killer blow.
Barnsley keeper Brad Collins was booked at the death of the half for upending Abraham just outside his area, and Chelsea took their two-goal lead into the break.
Barkley had Chelsea three to the good just minutes after the break, drilling low into the corner of the net after Havertz won the ball well on the edge of the Barnsley area.
Chelsea’s press started to put the heavy squeeze on Barnsley, and quickly yielded another goal.
This time it was Mateo Kovacic who forced a turnover deep in Tykes territory, and Abraham laid off to Havertz to slot his second of the night.
Havertz completed his hat-trick by rounding the stranded Collins, latching onto Abraham’s fine ball to put the seal on a hugely-promising individual performance.
Chilwell laid on the sixth goal for Giroud, capping his first outing with a smart assist to cap the Blues’ stress-free night for.