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After the signing of Alvaro Morata another Chelsea striker, Michy Batshuayi, shouts out for attention: the Belgian scored a brace in the friendly game against Arsenal played in Beijing today, a clash that the Blues won 3-0.

The opener was scored by Willian after 40′, Batshuayi scored the first of his two goals after a couple of minutes and completed his brace in the beginning of the second half, at minute 49.

Chelsea dominated the game, with Arsenal having a couple of chances only in the first half when the score was still on 0-0.

Conte started with this formation Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro.

Pedro was forced to leave the pitch after 20′ after a clash with Ospina that left him concussed, he was replaced by Jeremie Boga, who was one the best players of this game.

In the second half Caballero entered for Courtois, and in the last twenty minutes there was space also for Remy, Baker, Tomori, Kenedy, Pasalic, Scott, Kalas and Christensen.

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Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina left Chelsea striker Pedro concussed after a clash in the friendly game now undergoing in Beijing,

The Spanish forward was forced to leave the pitch after half an hou: he was challenging for a long ball when he was clattered by the Colombian goalkeeper. Incredibly it was Pedro who was penalised by the friendly game referee.

The game is still going on and Chelsea are winning 3-0: Michy Batshuayi scored a brace, after Willian scored the opener at 40′.

It’s not the first time Ospina leave a Chelsea player concussed: a couple of years ago, in a Premier League derby valid in the title race, Oscar suffered concussion after a similar clash with the Gunners keeper.


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Chelsea will face Arsenal in a friendly game at Beijing’s Bird Nest at 12.40 BST today.

Here are the line ups:

CHELSEA – Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro.

ARSENAL – Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Mertesacker, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka, Bramall, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette



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Chelsea manager Alvaro Morata has welcomed latest signing Alvaro Morata to the club, speaking at a press conference as well as in a video published on the Blues’ official TV.

The Italian manager, speaking about Morata, claimed: “We have added a fantastic striker, even at a young age he has won a lot already and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the squad”. 

“I think for sure this is a good signing for us. He is a young player, but has a lot of experience, he went to Juventus and Real Madrid. He has a lot of experience and I think this is a good sign for us.”

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Chelsea, are among the teams interested in signing Nice defender Malang Sarr, Skysports in UK says.

It is understood also Barcelona and Real Madrid will try to sign the 18-year-old, who has a €40m buyout clause in his contract.

Malang Sarr made 31 appearances with the Ligue 1 side as they finished 3rd in the French league last season.

Chelsea are expected to be in search of a back-up defender following the departure of both Kurt Zouma and Nathan Ake.

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Chelsea are ready to enter talks next week as they are considering to land Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Stamford Bridge.

According to reports in the English press, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made the England international his main choice, despite interest also in Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva, as we reported earlier this morning.

Chamberlain has already told Arsene Wenger that he has no intention of signing the deal.

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Chelsea look ready to keep spending this summer following the arrivals of Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata so far.

Antonio Conte  has opened negotiations with Inter Milan to discuss the potential signing of winger Antonio Candreva, according to The Sun.

With the Serie A side reluctant to sell the 30-year-old, Chelsea are reportedly set to offer a huge contract to land him to Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea star Alvaro Morata spoke to the club’s official website following his move to Stamford Bridge on a £70m deal.

“I am so happy to be here – the Spaniard claimed – It’s an incredible emotion to be part of this big club. I am looking to work hard, score as many goals as I can and to win as many trophies as possible”.

Chelsea have announced the signing of Morata, who has put the pen to paper on a five-year deal after leaving Real Madrid.


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