A Gentle Reintroduction


By Gary Watton
September 12 2017

Predictably the 2012 European champions made light work of their lightweight opponents from Azerbaijan in this mis-match. The occasion was a morale-booster for a few players - if nothing else. The much-maligned Batshuayi eventually bagged a late brace after a patchy performance. However, best of all, Bakayoko opened his goals account with a close range strike and debutant Davide Zappacosta scored a bizarre goal when he appeared to cross the ball from the right, but his cross (or shot?) looped into the net. Intentional or not, it was a memorable strike. Moses definitely has competition for his place on the right wing back berth. Personally, I think that Moses is far too wasteful in front of goal, so I would be happy to see Zappacosta get a run in the first team.    

CHELSEA 6 Qarabag 0; half time: 2-0

CHELSEA goal scorers: Pedro; Zappacosta; Azpilicueta; Bakayoko; Batshuayi; Medvedev (own goal)

CHELSEA : Courtois; Azpilicueta; Cahill; Fabregas; Alonso; Christensen; Pedro; Kante; Batshuayi; Willian; Zappacosta. Used substitutes: Hazard; Bakayoko; Rudiger

 

CHELSEA leading scorers:

Morata three

Alonso two

Batshuayi two

Azpilicueta one

Bakayoko one

Fabregas one

Kante one

Luiz one

Pedro one

Zappacosta one

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