- Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-0
- Michy Batshuayi(2) and Willian scored for Chelsea
Chelsea continued their dominance over rivals Arsenal as they ran comfortable winners against them on the night in China. A stunning performance by striker Michy Batshuayi saw him traumatize the Arsenal defense throughout the match and score a fantastic brace. Willian scored with a clinical finish to seal a 3-0 win for Chelsea over Arsenal at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing.
Chelsea dominated the entire match and deserved to be ahead in the 40th minute after Willian got into the box, came back inside Monreal onto his right foot and curled a low shot into the net off the far post. It took the champions only two minutes more to double their lead through Batshuayi who curled an emphatic left-footed shot into the far corner after some shabby defending by a piss poor Arsenal defense.
Chelsea continued to run riot after the break and soon found the third through Batshuayi. Alonso embarrassed Chamberlain to send in a peach of a cross to Batshuayi who thumped in a thunderbolt of a finish by a helpless Ospina to put the match well beyond Arsenal’s reach. Youngster Jerome Boga, who had been substituted in place of the injured Pedro, ran circles around the entire Arsenal team with his trickery and skills. A subliminal Chelsea performance saw them keep the clean sheet and win convincingly against a ragged Arsenal side.
That was a good win for Chelsea, with Willian and Cesc Fabregas looking really sharp and Michy Batshuayi scoring two cracking goals. Arsenal was rusty, and Arsene Wenger looked a defeated man after the result. The two meet again in the Community Shield after two weeks, in what promises to be a cracker of a match.