Chelsea Highlights: EFL Cup 2nd Round, EPL W3

Goals Deluge in 2-Match Home Stand

Chelsea group celebration

Chelsea looked to continue its great start to its domestic season with fixtures from the English Football League Cup and the English Premier League, against Bristol Rovers and Burnley. Both are considered underdogs compared to the Blues so the side should be wary of a drop off in performance due to the perceived level of the opposition.
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EPL: Watford 1 – 2 Chelsea

Costa Delivers A Late Winner… Again

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi celebrates scoring their first goal

Chelsea leave it late once again as they defeated Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road. Watford found the opener through Etienne Capoue. Substitute Michy Batshuayi would score the equalizer after pouncing on a Heurelho Gomes howler. Diego Costa would score his second straight late game winning goal to seal all three points for the Blues.
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EPL: Chelsea 2 – 1 West Ham

Blues Sink Hammers With Late Costa Winner

Chelsea opened up their Premier League campaign with a 2-1 victory over London rivals West Ham United, giving debuting manager Antonio Conte an pleasing start to his life at Stamford. Eden Hazard opened up the scoring with a well-taken penalty at the start of the second half. West Ham would take advantage of some shambolic defending from the corner with a James Collins equalizer before Diego Costa sealed all the points for the home support after shooting between Collins’ legs for a late winner.
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Preseason Highlights: Week 4

Blues Trounce Bremen

Former Atletico Madrid striker Costa pictured stroking the ball past Felix Wiedwald for Chelsea's third goal 

Chelsea concluded its preseason with a statement of intent of what it could achieve in the upcoming Premier League season with a convincingly 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion. The Blues set the tempo with two early goals from Eden Hazard and Oscar before Nemanja Matic conceded a penalty which Claudio Pizarro converted. Diego Costa would reinstate the  2-goal cushion at the cusp of half time. Lennart Thy would give the hosts a life line with a well-slotted goal before Pedro would put Chelsea beyond reach with a late goal.
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Preseason Highlights: Week 3

Blue is the Warmer Colour

The Blues ended their US tour on a high as they comprehensively defeated AC Milan in what was considered as a battle of the struggling giants. Both clubs have a rich history of domestic and European success but their recent domestic struggles have left them starving for European action. The Blues could not unshackle themselves from the Mourinho 3rd season curse as the West London club ended up with a managerial change and a trophy-less mid-table finish. The Rossoneri continued to struggle this season as they ended up beyond the European spots at 7th in the Serie A coupled with a heartbreaking Coppa Italia Finals loss to Juventus.
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