• WATCH: Batshuayi brilliance downs Gunners

    Chelsea earned some consolation for May’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal with a 3-0 friendly win over the Gunners in Beijing on Saturday.

    A terrific double from Michy Batshuayi followed a goal from Willian to secure the victory for Antonio Conte’s side in their second pre-season outing.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted beforehand that a game against their London rivals “is never a friendly”, but his side were punished for some slack defensive work by a ruthless Chelsea.

    Willian and Batshuayi scored in quick succession in the first half, and the Belgian striker – undoubtedly with a point to prove following the club-record signing of Alvaro Morata – made it 3-0 with a sublime second-half strike, while Arsenal’s attack too often appeared laboured.

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