John Terry found the perfect sanctuary at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea romped into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup by blitzing Wolves 6-0.
Having spent the morning at Wembley - a place he used to call home - defending himself against a Football Association racism charge, Terry enjoyed some respite in a stadium where he will always be welcome.
The Chelsea captain was a virtual spectator as he was treated to his side's biggest win for almost 21 months thanks to goals from Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu, Fernando Torres and Victor Moses.
Meanwhile, Jay Rodriguez's first goals for Southampton ensured their safe passage with a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
The Â£6million summer acquisition from Burnley impressed in front of the 9,890 spectators at St Mary's as the hosts reach the last 16 for the second successive season.
After earlier being denied in a one-on-one with goalkeeper Stephen Bywater, Rodriguez broke the deadlock in the 30th minute by turning brilliantly in the box before rifling home.
Guly do Prado hit the post as Nigel Adkins' side pushed for a second that came 12 minutes from time after referee Mark Halsey adjudged substitute Joe Mattock to have fouled Steve de Ridder in the box.
Bywater got to Rodriguez's penalty but it trickled home as Southampton comfortably made it two wins in four days, while Dave Jones saw his former club condemn Wednesday to a fifth straight defeat in all competitions.