Batshuayi scores twice for Chelsea’s development side in Checkatrade Trophy win

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Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea’s development side won 4-0 at MK Dons to reach the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Batshuayi, Charly Musonda and Kenedy all featured, taking the chance to improve their match fitness following their respective injuries.

Musonda also found the net, as did striker Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Batshuayi opened the scoring with a cool finish after being put through by Kyle Scott and then doubled the visitors’ lead by tapping in Kenedy’s cross.

Chelsea were three up by half-time courtesy of keeper Wieger Sietsma allowing Hudson-Odoi’s long-range shot to slip through his legs.

Musonda added the fourth after combining with Batshuayi just before the hour mark.

Goalkeeper Eduardo played too, while Kylian Hazard – the 22-year-old brother of Blues star Eden – came on as a second-half substitute.

Under tournament rules, Premier League clubs can field up to five players over the age of 21.

Chelsea: Eduardo, James, Ampadu, Clarke-Salter, Chalobah (K Hazard 70), Sterling, Scott, Kenedy, Musonda, Batshuayi, Hudson-Odoi (Sammut 70).