A hat trick by Tammy Abraham earned Chelsea victory over Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup to ease the pressure on manager Frank Lampard

Abraham tuned in from Timo Werner’s cut-back before nodding in a second from Reece James’ chip

Jordan Clark scored for the guests – after a mistake by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga – in the 30 Minute to keep them in play

Chelsea, who won the competition in 2018 and was beaten as a finalist last season, had full control at 2-0, and Christian Pulisic and Abraham were able to almost extend their lead

But Luton, who passed Reading in the final round, came into play after James Bree came on for Clark to squeeze his shot under Kepa, who should have done better

The Blues were sloppy at times in the second half and Luton had chances, Kepa saved from Harry Cornick and Tom Lockyer to recover from the earlier mistake

Callum Hudson-Odoi replaced Pulisic in the 70 Minute and scored an instant hit On his first touch, a shot was blocked before Abraham hit a low cross for Chelsea’s third goal

Werner, who scored his first goal in 13 games against Morecambe in the third round, had a chance to get into the box five minutes before Clark’s 4-1 win but saw his free kick saved by Luton keeper Simon Sluga

It was a welcome win for Lampard, who has criticized Chelsea’s Premier League position After five defeats in the last eight games, they are in ninth place in the table

Chelsea boss Lampard: “If he plays like he does today, it will be very difficult to leave out Billy Gilmour because he was excellent

“His comfort on the ball, the way he moves it, his discipline, personality on the team. He was brilliant

“In the short term he is not on loan. Billy is a Chelsea player and his levels today have shown that he is right to be a Chelsea player in the middle of the park”

Luton manager Nathan Jones: “It was a great test for us and I’m very proud of the game we gave Chelsea

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb for the first 20 minutes, but I’ll take responsibility for it because I wanted us to attack in our form and do more than just defend

Attempt saved Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) tried with a right footed shot from the center of the box, saved by the goalkeeper in the center of the box

Attempt missed Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left inside the box but the ball misses to the right. Assisted by Emerson

penalty saved! Timo Werner (Chelsea) does not use this great opportunity The right foot shot was saved in the lower right corner

Matt Grimes hits a telegraph to put Swansea City in control of the FA Cup quarter-finals against Nottingham Forest

Chelsea, Chelsea v Luton Town, Luton Town, Tammy Abraham

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55770051