Charlton secured home advantage for the second leg of the playoff semi-finals after they picked Rochdale apart in the League One regular season finale.

Joe Aribo and Lyle Taylor would score either side of a Calvin Andrews own goal to put the Addicks three goals up by half time before Krystian Bielik grabbed a vital fourth goal late on.

The 4-0 win, which comes after Portsmouth drew and Sunderland lost, means Charlton will face Doncaster Rovers in the semi-finals.

They will travel away for the first leg on May 12 before hosting the second leg at The Valley on May 17.

Here are five things we learned…

Are Charlton the team to beat?

The Rochdale win was as complete a performance as anyone could expect from Charlton when they have a full-strength side available.

With eight wins from nine and finishing the regular season top of the form table, it’s difficult to see past them getting to Wembley at least.

The Addicks won’t write off Doncaster and have their minds already in the final, but this in-form team looks very dangerous at the minute.

Taylor was unplayable

After not being selected for the Gillingham trip the Addicks’ leading scorer announced his return in some style.

He assisted Aribo’s first, could’ve laid on Ben Purrington for a second, and then buried a one-on-one chance for the third – all in the space of 45 minutes.

Rochdale really struggled to contain him all game, and Bowyer even said himself the risk to keep him on for that all-important fourth goal paid off because he was continuously causing the opposition huge headaches.

Aribo’s form has come at the right time

The midfielder has been one of Charlton’s star players all season, however, three goals and two assists in his last four games is exceptional.

There are very few players in this division who have the skills Aribo possesses and they were evident against Rochdale, predominantly in the first half.

Let’s see if he can carry this momentum into the playoffs.

Albie Morgan could be a real asset

Another player who impressed, among a range of impressive individuals, was 19-year-old Albie Morgan.

This has been a breakthrough season for the youngster, who made his debut in Charlton’s 2-1 victory against Shrewsbury Town back in August.

Despite the amount of options Bowyer has to choose from in central midfield he must be pleased to have someone of Morgan’s skill and energy available too.

Josh Parker’s time will come … eventually

It hasn’t been the striker’s desired start to life at The Valley but few could doubt his work rate in the victory against Rochdale.

He went close to scoring on numerous occasions and, had he buried that chance when goalkeeper Josh Lillis parried the ball into his direction, there might have been absolute pandemonium.

Parker has come in for heavy criticism from some sections of supporters during his barren run, however, he deserves credit for his latest showing at the very least.