Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (4-3 on pens): Blues win shootout to reach Carabao Cup last 16

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Timo Werner heads in a goal for Chelsea against Aston VillaWerner scored three in three matches for Germany earlier this month, but Wednesday's goal was his first of the season for Chelsea

Reece James scored the winning penalty in a shootout as Chelsea reached the last 16 of the Carabao Cup at Aston Villa's expense.

The full-back fired home the Blues' final penalty to win the shootout 4-3.

A goal from young Villa forward Cameron Archer had ensured a draw in normal time, levelling with a header after Timo Werner had put the Blues ahead.

Chelsea will host Southampton in the last 16 of a competition they last won in 2014-15.

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Wednesday's result extends the reigning European champions' unbeaten start to the season, which has also seen them top the Premier League with 13 points from five matches.

It looked as though they were going to win the game in normal time when Werner rose in space to meet James' cross and head home his first club goal in 11 matches.

The German should have added to his tally soon after but dragged a shot from close range wide of the target.

But Villa, who had given as good as they got during the game, deservedly levelled when Archer showed brilliant technique to steer in a headed equaliser.

It made it four goals in two EFL Cup games this season for the 19-year-old, who scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Barrow in the second round.

It was also the first goal from open play that Chelsea have conceded this season.

In the shootout, Ashley Young struck the crossbar with Villa's second penalty before Kepa Arrizabalaga saved their third from Marvelous Nakamba to hand the advantage to the home side.

Ben Chilwell then struck the bar to take it to the final set of penalties, but James made no mistake to seal the Blues' progress.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (centre), at Stamford BridgePrince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and an Aston Villa fan, was at Stamford Bridge to watch the game

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 4-3-3

1Arrizabalaga24JamesBooked at 90mins14Chalobah31SarrBooked at 31mins21Chilwell7KantéSubstituted forMountat 45'minutes12Loftus-Cheek17SaúlSubstituted forLukakuat 76'minutes20Hudson-Odoi11Werner22ZiyechSubstituted forBarkleyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

6Thiago Silva9Lukaku13Bettinelli18Barkley19Mount29Havertz43Mbuyamba

Aston Villa

Formation 4-2-3-1

12Steer2CashSubstituted forKonsaat 77'minutes16Tuanzebe30Hause18YoungBooked at 86mins8SansonSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 42'minutes19Nakamba15TraoréSubstituted forPhilogene-Bidaceat 64'minutes10Buendía21El Ghazi35Archer

Substitutes

4Konsa32Philogene-Bidace33Chukwuemeka36Bogarde38Sinisalo40Ramsey46Chukwuemeka

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 1(4), Aston Villa 1(3).

Penalty Shootout ends, Chelsea 1(4), Aston Villa 1(3).

Goal! Chelsea 1(4), Aston Villa 1(3). Reece James (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal! Chelsea 1(3), Aston Villa 1(3). Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty missed! Still Chelsea 1(3), Aston Villa 1(2). Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) hits the bar with a left footed shot.

Goal! Chelsea 1(3), Aston Villa 1(2). Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal! Chelsea 1(3), Aston Villa 1(1). Ross Barkley (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty saved! Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal! Chelsea 1(2), Aston Villa 1(1). Mason Mount (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty missed! Still Chelsea 1(1), Aston Villa 1(1). Ashley Young (Aston Villa) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

Goal! Chelsea 1(1), Aston Villa 1(1). Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal! Chelsea 1, Aston Villa 1(1). Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty Shootout begins Chelsea 1, Aston Villa 1.

Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Aston Villa 1.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Carney Chukwuemeka.

Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea).

Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Axel Tuanzebe.

Attempt missed. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mason Mount with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Axel Tuanzebe.

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