Date: 21st February 2016 at 6:56pm
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Chelsea brushed aside the weakened side that Manuel Pellegrini selected to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals where they will meet Everton, at Goodison Park.

Faced with a City side that contained only a sprinkling of senior players and several teenagers making their debut, Chelsea started slower than their visitors.

However, once they got into gear Chelsea were by far the better team and Pedro was denied the games opening goal when his neat flicked shot beat the keeper but came back off of the pos.

However, Chelsea did take the lead in the 35th minute when Hazard stood the ball up beautifully for Diego Costa to head past the keeper.

The goal should have opened up the floodgates but, surprisingly City were back on level terms inside two minutes when the Chelsea defence were caught napping and when a low ball came into box Azpilicueta hit his clearance against Faupala and the ball rebounded into the net.

Chelsea started the second half quickly and within three minutes were ahead when Willian was on hand to curl a shot inside the far post. City`s hopes of staying in the game were over when Cahill smashed home a shot to put Chelsea 3-1 up.

Eden Hazard, having his best game for a while, curled in a lovely free-kick after he`d been fouled by Demichelis before Traore, on as a substitute produced an acrobatic header that snuck in at the far post.

An emphatic win that also saw Oscar miss a penalty after Traore had been fouled by Demichelis.

 
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