Beating Morecambe met minimum expectations, the main positive of the result was goals for Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Hopefully, be the catalyst for better individual performances and team performances.
League Two Morecambe gave a good account of themselves, but anything but a comfortable win would have heaped further pressure on Frank Lampard.
The result was comfortable, Chelsea had not lost in the third round since 1999 and the result was never really in doubt.
There was at least one piece of drama, even if a standard piece of Kepa drama almost gave the Shrimps the lead from a misdirected cross.
The biggest moment of the game was a cushioned header by Kai Havertz that game Timo Werner the biggest gift an out of form striker could hope for. Werner was able to smash home from just two yards out.
This was the first time Werner has scored in at least a dozen games and whilst an incredibly simple finish, hopefully, it will give him the confidence to get back to the level he was at in the Bundesliga last season.
Another enjoyable moment was from the also struggling Ziyech who placed a beautiful ball through for Callum Hudson Odoi to convert.
Finally, Havertz got a reward for a decent performance to put a bow on the scoreline. He connected with a Cesar Azpilicueta cross to finish an impressive header past the keeper.
The Morecambe game will not have a significant impact on the future of Frank Lampard or be particularly well remembered. However, anytime fringe players get a run-out and out of form players get a chance to build confidence and get on the scoresheet is positive.
The test will be against Fulham. A good result and performance is vital as it really feels we only have a game or two to save our season and keep the Lampard project viable.