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From Emma Sanders
BBC Sport
Reece James’ celebrity showing in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup third round thrashing of League Two side Grimsby Town is”only the start” for the adolescent, says Blues boss Frank Lampard.
Before his cross was tapped in by Kurt Zouma james, 19, setup Michy Batshuayi in the seventh minute.
He also scored Chelsea’s fifth in the second half until Batshuayi slotted home his second objective.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and chelsea’s Ross Barkley even scored, while the Matt Green of Grimsby netted a volley.
Lampard said:”Together with his end merchandise, Reece James revealed what he can do. A target and two aids, but the performances loan last year of Reece at Wigan showed.
“I think he’s going to be a huge player for this team. It’s just the beginning for Reece.”
After they scraped past League One side Rochdale the Blues take on Premier League rivals Manchester United in the next round.
It’s the fourth season.
There were large names included, although manager Lampard changed the starting XI after Chelsea’s defeat by Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday.
Batshuayi was on the scoresheet for the first time since January 2018 and has played with only 32 minutes this season.
He was joined in the by #58m signing 18-year-old England global Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic – that the latter returning from an Achilles injury.
Nevertheless, it was – putting up Zouma having a great cross from the exterior of his boot after the break and linking up with Batshuayi in the.
The 32-year-old striker Green of grimsby gave more than fans a glimpse of hope at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea were caught by a ball in the 19th minute, but from then on the hosts.
Apart from a young volley out of Elliott Whitehouse, Chelsea keeper Willy Caballero was barely bothered and the Blues captured their consecutive victory from.
Lampard added:”I believed Billy Gilmour conducted the game from midfield, and Marc Guehi was solid. They have been outstanding this season.
“And the young subs showed how comfy they are around the ball. Now the hard work begins to get in the team regularly.”

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