Chelsea just about avoided continuing their FA Cup hoodoo with Barnsley last night.
A Tammy Abraham strike midway through the second half at Oakwell saw Thomas Tuchel’s side beat their Championship opposition 1-0.
Prior to last night, Chelsea had never beaten Barnsley in the Cup, and their reward is a home tie in the sixth round with Sheffield United.
Southampton beat Wolves 2-0.
Tuchel says he was happy just to win:
“So in the end we have to admit that we struggled, but in the cup it’s sometimes like this, I don’t want to be too harsh with the guys” said Tuchel.
“The circumstances were not too easy and we went through which is the most important thing”.
Southampton are to take on Bournemouth in the last eight, Manchester United have been drawn against Leicester City, Manchester City will go to Everton and Chelsea take on Sheffield United.