Chelsea: Zappacosta Nets Cracker As Rampant Blues Put Six Past Qarabag At Stamford Bridge (Video)

Alan Duffy

12th, September 2017

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Back in European competition after a year out, Chelsea announced their arrivial in the Champions League with a 6-0 drubbing of Qarabag at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Conte rested a number of first-choice players for the game against the Azerbaijani champions.

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However, the hosts were in total control from the off, with Pedro netting a fine long-range curler after just five minutes.

On the half-hour mark, summer-signing David Zappacosta scored the goal of the game, with the wing-back racing down the flank before firing home via an incredible shot from out wide, which looked deliberate.

After the break, Cesar Azpilicueta made it 3-0 via a header from a clever Cesc Fabregas cross as the Premier League side continued to totally dominate proceedings.

Brazilian winger Willian hit the frame of the goal before sub Tiemoue Bakayoko netted his first goal for the Blues courtesy of a deflected effort.

Leading the line in place of Alvaro Morata, Michy Batshuayi would himself get on the scoresheet late on, netting a brace to round off a deserved victory for the Blues. Although, UEFA would eventually rule that the second goal was a Medvedev OG.

In a Group C which includes Atletico Madrid and Roma, this was always going to be Chelsea’ easiest game of the group stages.

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However, the manner in which the mix-and-match side swept aside their opponents will have pleased Conte ahead of bigger challenges in the future.

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