Half-time: Chelsea 3 Bristol Rovers 1

first_imgMichy Batshuayi scored twice to give Chelsea a healthy half-time lead over their League One opponents in the EFL Cup.After Pedro went close and Ruben Loftus-Cheek struck the inside of the post, Bristol Rovers’ resistance was finally broken with two goals in three minutes around the half-hour mark.First, Nemanja Matic pulled a cross back which deflected into Batshuayi’s path and the Belgian fired in from eight yards.Then Victor Moses, on his first Chelsea start in three years, turned home after Cesar Azpilicueta had stretched to keep Pedro’s cross alive.Rovers did pull one back when Peter Hartley met Chris Lines’ free-kick and they came close to an equaliser as Ellis Harrison nodded wide.But Batshuayi’s second, after good work by Loftus-Cheek, put breathing space between the two sides.See also:Two for Batshuayi as Chelsea get past RoversFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img