Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag; The Blues hammered helpless Qarabag as Pedro lead the pace
Chelsea return to Champions league football on Tuesday night as they received tournament debutants Azerbaijan Qarabag in the Europe topflight group stage opener.
Having missed out previously following a 10th place finish on the league log which as well led the sack of Jose Mourinho. Antonio Conte has returned the Stamford Bridge outfits into the champions league having lifted the English Premier league title in his first season in charge.
Chelsea were in charge of proceedings at the Bridge as they proved far sophisticated in approach technically and tactically, their efforts however paid off when Pedro Rodriguez coiled the round leather piece go passed the goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic into the far end the bar through a Willian effort (5).
Chelsea new signing Davide Zappacosta doubled the lead just before the break in a rocket range super strike (30), Azipilicueta gave a perfect finish via header in a Cesc Fabregas cross to increase the tally (55). Debutant Tiemoue Bakayoko came off from the bench to score the fourth goal (71).
Chelsea non performing striker Batshuayi opened his goal account after missing in action for the most part of the game. Qarabag’s Maksim Medvedev scored into his own net (82) to bring the final tally to 6-0.
Team news: Chelsea captain Gary Cahil returned for the Champions league opener having seen out his suspension.
Blues young lad Christensen made the starting lineup as well as new signing Davide Zappacosta . Christensen partnered with Cahill at the back end as David Luiz and Victor Moses were all rested.
Batshuayi lead the attack as club record signing Alvaro Morata was rested having scored three goals for the Blues in four matches.
Eden Hazard Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko all arrived as substitutes for the Blues.
It was a resounding record victory for Chelsea as they look forward to the first London derby of the season against Arsenal going into the weekend.
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