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Antonio Conte praises Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi after double in Arsenal win

• Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea; Willian 40, Batshuayi 42, 49
• Pedro forced off with concussion during pre-season friendly in Beijing

Antonio Conte praised the performance of Michy Batshuayi after he scored twice in Chelsea’s comfortable pre-season win over Arsenal in China. Both Arsène Wenger and Conte named strong teams for the match at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, with Alexandre Lacazette again featuring for Arsenal. Wenger also named youngsters Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Cohen Bramall in his starting lineup. Recent £58m Chelsea signing Álvaro Morata did not feature but arrived in Singapore on Saturday to meet up with his Chelsea team-mates.

Batshuayi excelled in attack, leading the line in front of Pedro and Willian, who opened the scoring five minutes before half-time. Batshuayi, who scored the decisive goal at West Bromwich Albion as Chelsea won the Premier League in May, scored his first goals of the new season in style, curling an opener before striking home from the edge of the box.

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