Forgotten Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi scored a brace for The Blues Development Squad as they beat Liverpool 3-0 in a Premier League 2 fixture at Stamford Bridge this evening.
The 25-year-old Belgian frontman is yet to make an appearance for the first team this season but his double in-front of watching manager Frank Lampard this evening will have done his chances of a recall no harm.
Tariq Lamptey went close for The Blues early on but his effort was saved by visiting keeper Caoimhin Kelleher.
Joe Edwards’ side took the lead five minutes before the break when Antonio Rudiger found Batshuayi with a lofted pass. The striker latched onto the ball perfectly and while he initially got clattered by Liverpool keeper Kelleher, the player recovered to fire in the opening goal.
Chelsea doubled their lead two minutes after the break when Tino Anjorin delivered a pinpoint pass onto the foot of Batshuayi who struck his and his side’s second goal of the game from close range.
The Blues were almost 3-0 up soon after the goal with Batshuayi being denied by Kelleher before Anjorin could only direct the loose ball against the bar.
Tariq Uwakwe then struck a sweet shot which hit the post before Edwards’ side netted their third goal of the evening when Batshuayi turned provider for Anjorin who calmly shrugged off his marker to score.
Liverpool had offered little before the third goal and that theme continued during the final 15 minutes as Chelsea maintained their 3-0 advantage to continue their 100% start to the season.