Chelsea got off to a fine start in the EFL Cup with a 3-2 victory against Bristol Rovers, with Antonio Conte fielding what was mostly a second string side.

There were rare starts for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ola Aina and Victor Moses as Antonio Conte looked to mix things up before their Premier League clash against Burnley at home in 3 days time. Chelsea fans were treated to 3 goals form the home side in the first half, with 2 from new signing Michy Batshuayi and one from Victor Moses. A header from Peter Hartley in the first and Ellis Harrison in the second put the League One side right back in the game, but the Blues managed to hold on to their lead and come out victorious.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea is closed down by Peter Hartley of Bristol Rovers during the EFL Cup second round match between Chelsea and Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images )

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 23: Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea is closed down by Peter Hartley of Bristol Rovers during the EFL Cup second round match between Chelsea and Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images )

After impressing in Chelsea’s pre-season fixtures, fans had hoped that Chelsea youngster Ola Aina would play in the first team this season, given the club’s defensive difficulties. After the first two games of the season, fans were less than impressed with the veteran Ivanovic, with many of them calling for him to be axed. A lot of the Blues’ faithful were pleased with the inclusion of the 19-year-old Englishman in the squad.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JULY 16: Ola Aina of Chelsea in action during an friendly match between SK Rapid Vienna and Chelsea F.C. at Allianz Stadion on July 16, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – JULY 16: Ola Aina of Chelsea in action during an friendly match between SK Rapid Vienna and Chelsea F.C. at Allianz Stadion on July 16, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

One of Chelsea’s latest summer recruits, Michy Batshuayi has impressed whenever he came off the bench, assisting Diego Costa for the winner in the first game of the season and scoring the equalizer in the second. He would go on to score his second and third goals in a Chelsea shirt in the first half.

Batshuayi, ever the sport, even took the time to interact with the fans once again.

This is usually the time of the season where Chelsea send Moses out on loan, but to see him make a rare start and  appearance on the score-sheet was a pleasant surprise for some of the fans.