- Zappacosta scores beauty
- Batshuayi nabs two
- Three others score
- Courtois gets assist
Michy Batshuayi bagged a brace as Chelsea pounded UEFA Champions League group stage debutants Qarabag at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
The Azerbaijan visitors move on to host Roma on Sept. 27, while Chelsea heads to the Vicente Calderon for a date with Atletico Madrid.
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The early lead came Chelsea’s way via corner kick, with Willian pulling the corner to the top of the arc and Pedro spinning the ball through traffic to make it 1-0.
Then Zappacosta made sure Chelsea fans would remember his first start for a while, dashing down the right flank and curling a shot home from outside the right corner of the 18. Courtois played the outlet for an assist.
Azpilicueta netted 10 minutes into the second half, cued up by Cesc Fabregas’ outside of the boot cross following a short-played free kick from Willian.
Bakayoko turned provider for Batshuayi’s first, while Zappacosta assisted Batshuayi’s second to make it 6-0 in the 82nd minute.
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