Frank Lampard’s men did not half-measure against the Championship residents. With a very competitive starting XI and which included the former Parisian Thiago Silva, the Londoners flew over the debates from start to finish. The German Kai Havertz was the main character of this meeting. Criticized for his first two disappointing performances with the Blues, the former Leverkusen freed himself by slamming a hat-trick. Chelsea’s other goals came from Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud.
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Also out on the occasion of this warm-up round of the League Cup, Arsenal have struggled more in their opposition to Leicester. But, the Gunners still provided the essential (2-0). Christian Fuchs scored against his own camp to allow Arteta’s team to take the advantage, before the young Nketiah killed the suspense at the very end of the game. Note also the comfortable success of Everton at the expense of the modest team of Fletwood (5-2) and the cardboard of Newcastle on the ground of Morecambe (7-0).