Teenager Reece James scored and set up two goals on his full debut as Chelsea thrashed League Two side Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup third round.

James, 19, set up Michy Batshuayi in the seventh minute before his superb cross was tapped in by Kurt Zouma.

He added Chelsea’s fifth late in the second half before Batshuayi slotted home his second goal.

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson-Odoi also scored, while Grimsby’s Matt Green netted a volley.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 13Caballero
  • 24James
  • 15Zouma
  • 44Guehi
  • 3AlonsoSubstituted forMaatsenat 66′minutes
  • 8Barkley
  • 47Gilmour
  • 22Pulisic
  • 11PedroSubstituted forAnjorinat 67′minutes
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 23Batshuayi

Substitutes

  • 5Jorginho
  • 9Abraham
  • 19Mount
  • 29Tomori
  • 31Cumming
  • 55Anjorin
  • 63Maatsen

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 2Hendrie
  • 4Davis
  • 25Pollock
  • 3GibsonSubstituted forCookat 70′minutes
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forWrightat 56′minutes
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Hanson
  • 7GreenBooked at 28minsSubstituted forOgbuat 64′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cook
  • 12Robson
  • 14Rose
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 20Ogbu
  • 23Russell
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
39,674

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home24
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 7, Grimsby Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea 7, Grimsby Town 1.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea).

Max Wright (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 7, Grimsby Town 1. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michy Batshuayi.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Cook.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cook (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliott Whitehouse.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 6, Grimsby Town 1. Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Pulisic.

Attempt missed. Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Reece James.

Attempt saved. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

Foul by Ross Barkley (Chelsea).

Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 5, Grimsby Town 1. Reece James (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Gilmour.

Offside, Chelsea. Ross Barkley tries a through ball, but Callum Hudson-Odoi is caught offside.

Offside, Chelsea. Ian Maatsen tries a through ball, but Michy Batshuayi is caught offside.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by James Hanson.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Attempt blocked. Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Reece James.

Attempt missed. Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Moses Ogbu.

Attempt missed. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jordan Cook replaces Liam Gibson.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Max Wright tries a through ball, but Elliott Whitehouse is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Faustino Anjorin replaces Pedro.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Ian Maatsen replaces Marcos Alonso.

Attempt missed. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Reece James.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Moses Ogbu replaces Matt Green.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Elliott Whitehouse.

Attempt blocked. Ross Barkley (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro.

Ross Barkley (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces Harry Clifton.

Goal!

Goal! Chelsea 4, Grimsby Town 1. Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reece James with a cross following a set piece situation.

Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Elliott Whitehouse.

Attempt blocked. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michy Batshuayi.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Harry Davis.

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