Carabao Cup: Michy Batshuayi Bags Hat-Trick As Chelsea Crush Nottingham Forest At Stamford Bridge (Video)

Alan Duffy

21st, September 2017


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Michy Batshuayi was the star of the show for Chelsea on Wednesday night, with the Belgian striker netting a hat-trick as the Blues beat Nottingham Forest 5-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Despite making nine changes from the teamwhich drew 0-0 with Arsenal at the weekend, Blues’ boss Antonio Conte could still field a strong 11, with Eden Hazard making his first start of the season.

It took just 13 minutes for the hosts to open the scoring, with wing-back Kenedy volleying home.

Soon after, Batshuayi got his first of the night, scoring from close-range after good work from the impressive Cesc Fabregas and Hazard.

The visitors, who had made eight changes for the third round tie, almost got a goal back, only from Everton loanee Kieran Dowell’s free-kick to come back off the bar.

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However, Chelsea went 3-0 up just before the break, with Charley Musonda capping his full debut for the Blues with a goal after a fine pass from Fabregas.

After the break, Batshuayi scored again, this time after some sizzling solo play from fellow countryman Hazard.

Late on, Batshuayi completed his hat-trick, scoring after Kenedy’s shot had come back off the crossbar.

Forest would get a consolation goal at the death, with Tendayi Darikwa slotting home after a counter-attack.

However, Chelsea were well worth the victory, with the potent display from Batshuayi no doubt impressing Conte.

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Chelsea now face a tasty fourth round clash with Everton at Stamford Bridge.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Give my congratulations to Chris, for escaping the wonderment of the Coca Cola / Carabo / Lidl / Tesco Value Range Cup at this early stage.

    The FA Cup is still something to look forward to for Forest fans.

    Have some sympathy the fans whose teams won, who still have to pretend to give a shit about this circus.

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