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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 now”only the beginning” for the teenager, says Blues boss Frank Lampard.
Ahead of his superb cross was tapped in by Kurt Zouma, james, 19, setup Michy Batshuayi at the seventh minute.
Before Batshuayi slotted home his second goal he also scored Chelsea’s fifth in the second half.
Chelsea’s Ross Barkley and Callum believed, while Grimsby’s Matt Green netted a volley.
Lampard said:”With his end merchandise, Reece James showed what he could do. Reece’s performances on loan this past year, although two aids and a goal in Wigan revealed the gift he has got.
“I believe he is going to be a big player for this team. It’s just the beginning for Reece.”
After they scraped past League One side Rochdale at a penalty shootout the Blues take on Premier League rivals Manchester United in the next round.
It is the fourth season.
Manager Lampard altered the entire XI following the defeat by Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday of Chelsea, however there were big names.
Batshuayi has performed only 32 minutes this year and has been on the scoresheet for the first time since January 2018.
He was joined in the starting line-up by 58m registering Christian Pulisic along with 18-year-old England – that the latter.
Nevertheless, it was – setting up Zouma having a great cross after the rest and linking up using Batshuayi from the.
The 32-year-old striker Green of grimsby gave more than 5,000 traveling supporters a glimpse of trust in Stamford Bridge as Chelsea were caught out by a ball at the 19th minute, but from then on the hosts defeated.
Aside from a young volley in Elliott Whitehouse, Chelsea keeper Willy Caballero was bothered and the Blues listed their 12th successive victory against a team from.
Lampard added:”I believed Billy Gilmour conducted the game in midfield, and Marc Guehi was solid. They’ve been outstanding this season.
“And the young subs revealed how comfortable they’re around the ball. Now the hard work starts to get in the team frequently.”

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