Chelsea have beaten QPR 8-0 in a private friendly on Thursday afternoon with both Eden Hazard and Tiémoué Bakayoko featuring.
The pair had both had injuries that they were overcoming and this was their first chance to test them in a real situation.
Safe to say, it was a fruitful afternoon as Chelsea well and truly embarrassed QPR with an 8-0 scoreline.
While we will never know all of the scorers during the game due to its nature, rumours suggest that Eden Hazard was on the scoresheet.
Other rumours on social media also claim that Charly Musonda scored a brace during the game as he hopes to break into the first team setup.
Regardless, the game was used predominantly to gauge the fitness levels of Bakayoko and Eden Hazard.
Antonio Conte will be looking for the players to return to the first team setup as soon as possible following their embarrassing defeat against Burnley.
The London side were beaten 3-2 at Stamford Bridge but Burnley were originally 3-0 up much to the amazement of every football fan.
Conte will thus be looking to have one of their big money signings in the squad and Chelsea’s star man in Eden Hazard back at his disposal.
Chelsea played QPR in a private friendly today. Bakayoko/Hazard featured for #cfc in 8-0 win with Hazard among scorers. QPR fielded U20 side
— Paul Gilmour (@skysportspaulg) August 17, 2017
There are rumours going around that Chelsea beat QPR 8-0 in a (secret) friendly earlier today. Bakayoko featured. Hazard featured & scored.
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) August 17, 2017
Costa urged to be respectful
The saga of Diego Costa and Chelsea is set to rage on until the end of the transfer window.
Atletico Madrid are unable to find an agreement with Chelsea over a fee and that is proving difficult.
Though Costa cannot play until January due to Atletico’s transfer ban, they are still looking to do a deal.
Now, one of their veteran midfielders in Gabi has urged Costa to remain respectful in his attempts to leave the club.
Costa has refused to return to Chelsea in recent weeks and explained in a statement that it is Atletico or bust for his career.