Chelsea had a convincing 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.
A brace from Willian and one from Callum Hudson-Odoi sealed the victory for Chelsea as the Blues seek to defend the trophy they won last year.
Chelsea’s first goal came in the 26th minute, but it was from a penalty kick scored by Willian, as the Blues found it difficult to open Sheffield in the first-half.
Marcos Alonso returned to the starting line-up against Sheffield having been on the bench for Thursday’s Carabao Cup win over Tottenham, and the Spaniard admitted the game was more difficult than the scoreline might suggest.
“The result can look like it was easy but it’s always tough to play these type of games against Championship sides, and we’ve seen how many Premier League teams are out of the FA Cup already so we’re very happy and it was a very good win,” Alonso said.
Gonzalo Higuain made his Chelsea debut against Sheffield, and Alonso revealed that the Argentine performed well and would bang in the goals for Chelsea in future.
“Very well,” said the Spaniard, when asked how he felt Higuain had performed.
“I think he’s a very good player, we saw some good lay from him and hopefully he will score a lot of goals.”
Two big teams Arsenal and Tottenham have already been knocked out of the competition, and Alonso has urged his teammates to keep working hard.
“There is still a long way to go, we have to be patient, we have another important Premier League game in a few days so we will see who we get in the next round, take it from there and keep training hard,” he said.
“We’ve always trained hard, we always go onto the pitch trying to give 100 per cent and win the games. Sometimes we struggle, but we have to go all together towards a clear target and keep working hard.”