Batshuayi Scores Brace As Chelsea Beat Liverpool

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Michy Batshuayi scored a brace and Antonio Rudiger returned from injury as Chelsea U23 beat Liverpool U23 3-0.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was at Stamford Bridge to watch the game and he must have been impressed with the pair.

Batshuyayi has been left out of both Premier League squads this season by Frank Lampard and with the Blues struggling to convert chances in our first two Premier League games, Batshuayi could be given a chance to impress against Norwich this weekend.

Rudiger supplied Batshuayi for the first goal as the defender fed a through ball to the striker to clip into the back of the net five minutes before halftime.

Batshuayi could have gotten a second before halftime but he failed to keep his effort on target after a teasing delivery from Castillo.

Two minutes into the second half, Batshuayi scored his second goal of the night. An incisive attack down the left saw the ball go from Ian Maatsen to Juan Castillo and then into Faustino Anjorin, who teed up Batshuayi to rifle a finish into the roof of the net.

Batshuayi nearly had his hat-trick but he was denied by Liverpool goalkeeper Kelleher with an impressive close-range stop.

17 year old Anjorin scored Chelsea’s third after collecting a pass from Batshuayi, cutting inside the defender and finishing calmly into the bottom corner.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be keen to install Rudiger into his Chelsea backline as he seeks for his first win of the season.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Jamie Cumming; Tariq Lamptey, Antonio Rudiger, Marc Guehi (c), Ian Maatsen; Clinton Mola (George McEachran 77), Billy Gilmour; Tariq Uwakwe (Thierno Ballo 75), Tino Anjorin (Marcel Lavinier 84), Juan Castillo; Michy Batshuayi

Unused subs Karlo Ziger, Charlie Brown

Scorers Batshuayi 40, 47; Anjorin 74

Liverpool Caoimhin Kelleher, Ki-Jana Hoever (Neco Williams 64), Yasser Larouci (Tony Gallacher 64), Seep van den Berg, Morgan Boyes, Herbie Kane, Harvey Elliott, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Rhian Brewster (Bobby Duncan 64) Adam Lewis, Curtis Jones (c)

Unused subs Dan Atherton, Tom Clayton

Booked Kane

Referee Gary Parsons

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1 Comment on "Batshuayi Scores Brace As Chelsea Beat Liverpool"

  1. Chinedum Solomon | August 20, 2019 at 9:05 am |

    Frank Lampard should loan Abraham and retain Mitchy.Replace Azpilicueta as soon as Reece James recovers from injury.Azpilicueta was particularly rusty again against Leicester city! He callously lost possession severally and never tracked the run of any of Leicester attacking players.
    Chelsea until death do us apart.

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