Pedro scored twice but captain John Terry saw red as Chelsea eased to a 4-1 win over Peterborough United in the third round of the English FA Cup on Sunday.
The Blues made nine changes for the third-round tie with Michy Batshuayi and Willian both getting goals.
Chelsea will know their fourth round opponents in Monday’s draw.
Liverpool’s youngest ever starting eleven failed to break down an obdurate Plymouth defence as they were held to a goalless draw at Anfield.
Ten-man Middleborough made it into the fourth round with a 3-0 win over championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
Fulham beat Cardiff City 2-1.
Arsenal were dumped out of the League Cup after a weakened team crashed to a humbling 3-0 defeat at second-tier Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round on Tuesday.
Ross Wallace put Wednesday ahead after 27 minutes and set up Lucas Joao for the second goal shortly before half-time, with Sam Hutchinson completing victory early in the second period.
It was Wednesday’s second Premier League upset in this season’s competition, following their third-round win at Newcastle United.
Arsene Wenger fielded a relatively weakened squad and also lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott to injury in the first half.
Asides bringing Arsenal’s run of four successive victories to an end, the loss also means Arsene Wenger’s wait for a first League Cup of his lengthy reign goes on.
The Gunners have not won the competition since 1993, when they were victors over the Owls at Wembley.
Chelsea needed a late Loic Remy equalizer to force their game against Stoke City into extra time but eventually lost 5-4 on penalties in another upset on the night.
With nine well taken penalties by both teams, Chelsea’s hope were dashed as Eden Hazard saw his final spot kick saved in a spectacular manner by Stoke’s Asmir Begovic.
Everton beat Norwich City 4-3 on penalties while Hull City also defeated Leicester City 5-4 on penalties after both games ended 1-1 at regulation time.
Newly promoted English football club, Hull City, have released Seyi Olofijana from the club refusing to renew their contracts after their promotion to the top flight.
Olofinjana whose four-year contract was due to expire in June was offloaded along with 11 others, while four players including Senegal veteran, Abdoulaye Faye, were offered new deals.
Meanwhile, the former Super Eagles midfielder joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the season after his loan deal with another Championship side, Cardiff City was cancelled.
This was ahead of Thursday’s emergency loan deadline for clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two in England.
Olofinjana’s four-year contract with Hull City expires this May after he signed from Stoke City in 2009. The Chemical Engineering graduate from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology played for the Super Eagles from 2002 to 2010.
The move effectively ended his four-year association with the Tigers and his release on Thursday was a confirmation that there will be no place for him as manager Steve Bruce reshapes his squad.