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Chelsea return to the Bridge and smash SEVEN past QPR

Chelsea return to the Bridge and smash SEVEN past QPR with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour both scoring twice… and N’Golo Kante starts friendly just days before Premier League restarts

  • Frank Lampard’s side made it two wins out of two ahead of league return
  • Loftus-Cheek was back in action after more than a year out due to achilles injury
  • Blues also boosted by Kante starting match after delayed comeback to training

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored twice as Chelsea routed QPR 7-1 in a friendly at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The midfielder has been out for more than a year after rupturing his Achilles during a friendly at New England Revolution at the end of last season.

Billy Gilmour also scored twice with Mason Mount, Willian and Olivier Giroud netting as Frank Lampard’s side warm up for the Premier League’s return.

 Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Billy Gilmour both scored twice in Sunday’s rout at Stamford Bridge

Midfielder Loftus-Cheek was back in action after more than a year out with an achilles injury

Loftus-Cheek, celebrating with Ross Barkley, has made a promising return to action

N’Golo Kante started having made his comeback to training later than the majority of the squad because of safety fears amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea go to Aston Villa on Sunday as the top flight resumes after being halted by the pandemic in March.

QPR host Barnsley when the Sky Bet Championship makes its comeback on Saturday.

Mason Mount, Willian and Olivier Giroud (above) were also on the scoresheet against QPR

N’Golo Kante started having made his comeback to training later than most of his team-mates

Frank Lampard’s side made it two wins out of two ahead of the Premier League return




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