Sunday, 16 July 2017

Willian and Batshuayi sparkle Chelsea against Fulham

Willian and Batshuayi sparkle in Chelsea's 8-2 whipping of Fulham as £40m Bakayoko watches

Willian struck a first-half cap trap while Michy Batshuayi and Loic Remy both scored twice as Chelsea got their pre-season up and running with a 8-2 whipping of Championship furnish Fulham.

There was not long to wait before we took the lead. Fulham’s Kevin McDonald gifted possession to Pedro who stole in and slipped it right to Batshuayi, and the Belgian unselfishly laid off for Willian to stroke home the opener on the quarter-hour.

Moments later Batshuayi beat the offside trap down the left channel and squared again for Willian to score.

Azpilicueta turned into his own goal following a Fulham cross from their right after 20 minutes, wrong-footing Caballero, to bring the visitors back into the game, but it was largely one-way traffic bar one excellent block from Cahill.

The Blues extended the lead on the half-hour when Batshuayi turned cleverly on the edge of the area and his left-footed strike squirmed through the grip of Fulham stopper David Button.

Chelsea were 5-1 up at the interim as Antonio Conte named a solid group for the main half, with £40 million new marking Tiemoue Bakayoko viewing on at the club's Cobham preparing ground.

The second half was an all the more equally coordinated issue as Fulham struggled against a more youthful Chelsea XI, yet the last score proposed the Premier League champions could again be the group to beat.

Chelsea are next in real life against Arsenal in Beijing on Saturday in a re-keep running of last season's FA Cup last, which the Gunners won 2-1.

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