Chelsea hit Wolves for six

John Terry, Chelsea defenderChelsea have hammered Wolves 6-0 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.

The Champions League winners rested some of their key players but still fielded a strong side, and were 3-0 up at the break through strikes from Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand and Juan Mata.

A penalty from Oriol Romeu and efforts from Fernando Torres and Victor Moses compounded the Molineux club’s misery and put the Blues through to the next round.

John Terry was cleared by the FA to play despite ongoing internal investigations, which was a relief to Chelsea assistant manager Eddie Newton.

“We wanted John to start. Obviously, with everything happening with the FA, we had to see how it panned out,” Sky Sports quote the No.2 as saying.

“We had a phone call (saying) he was making his way back from the FA nice and early, so it wasn’t last minute.

“We’d covered all the bases, all the scenarios, and the best one happened.

“We’ve been talking to John and seeing what his mindset is. He’s been very positive and wanted to play, and do what he does for the team.”

“From knowing John, he’s a positive person who loves the club. He’s very enthusiastic about playing, just as he was as a young man. He just wants to play.

“He’s been fine, dealing with the situation at hand, coming in and doing what he has to do at the club.

“We’ve been talking to him, Robbie [Di Matteo] has been talking to him, and he’s been positive and upbeat. It wasn’t a problem,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight