Hakim Ziyech grabbed a hat-trick as Chelsea kicked off their pre-season campaign by thrashing Peterborough in a behind-closed-doors friendly today at Cobham.
The Blues showed their ruthlessness in front of goal by dispatching newly-promoted Championship side Peterborough 6-1.
With a number of stars still on holiday following their Euro 2020 exploits, Thomas Tuchel handed a number of youngsters and forgotten men an opportunity to shine in the clash at their Cobham training HQ.
Among those was outcast midfielder Danny Drinkwater while Ross Barkley, who spent last season on-loan at Aston Villa, received plaudits for his impressive display.
According to reports, Thomas Tuchel adopted a 3-4-2-1 formation, just as he would have last season.
Chelsea lined up with Jake Clarke-Salter, Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr at the back.
Sarr is looking to prove his worth after being loaned straight out to Porto last season following his arrival from Nice.
Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley and Marcos Alonso made up the midfield.
All four are arguably playing for the future, with three of those signed by Antonio Conte.
In attack, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi provided support for Abraham.
Olivier Giroud has completed his transfer to AC Milan from Chelsea and has been given the No 9 shirt.
The Frenchman spent three years at Stamford Bridge and the West Londoners gave him a glowing review as they wished him well during his time in Italy.
A Milan statement read: “AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Olivier Jonathan Giroud on a permanent transfer from Chelsea FC.
“The French striker will be wearing the No 9 jersey.”
In an affectionate statement on their website, the Blues documented his career and said: “Olivier ends his time in London SW6 with 119 appearances, 59 as a sub, and 39 goals to his name, as well as those three trophy wins.
“We thank him greatly for his service and wish him the very best in his future career.”