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Chelsea 3-2 Bristol Rovers, League Cup: Post-match reaction


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Chelsea dominate, then hang on as Bristol Rovers threaten to recreate the unlikely result from the last non-televised match at Stamford Bridge.

That day, against Bradford City, Chelsea took a 2-0 lead only to lose 2-4.  Today, Chelsea also took a 2-0 lead, then a 3-1 lead, but saw out a 3-2 win.  Michy Batshuayi grabbed a brace (and had a third ruled out for a questionable offside) while Victor Moses grabbed a goal as well.  Three games, three one-goal wins for Conte.  That's good.

The bad is giving away a poor goal on a set piece and then another cheap one via a penalty kick that was all started by a Chelsea corner.  The close scoreline also meant that the subs used were big stars like Hazard, Terry, and Oscar rather than youngsters like Chalobah or Solanke.  Ola Aina's potential injury is concerning as it would reduce the squad to just four healthy defenders.

Chelsea TV should be replaying this game in the near future so we can probably make a better analysis then.  For now, the important thing is that Chelsea have advanced to the third round of the League Cup.  We'll find out our opponents tomorrow.


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