The rookie helps Chelsea open the line smoothly

The rookie helps Chelsea open the line smoothly 1

At Seattle Sounders Stadium, Chelsea won 4-2.

Lukaku (blue shirt) demonstrated his ability to score goals with a double.

This 4-2 victory not only helped Chelsea smoothly open the US summer training tour but also brought positive signs for next season when they have to defend the Champions League championship and compete for the throne.

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Lukaku last season did not compete for a starting position with Drogba and Torres and even planned to leave Chelsea this summer in search of more playing opportunities.

But Lukaku’s double still did not bring as much joy to Chelsea as the blockbuster contract worth 32 million pounds Eden Hazard and another rookie, worth 7 million pounds, Marko Marin, integrated quickly and scored immediately.

The speed and dexterity of these two rookies help Chelsea play virtual on the front line and make Seattle’s defense leave many gaps.

Seven minutes later, Hazard wowed more than 53,000 fans in the stands with a solo goal to increase the score to 2-0.

The rookie helps Chelsea open the line smoothly

Hazard integrated quickly and played impressively in the position leading the play.

Although Seattle responded positively and took full advantage of the away team’s distraction to score two goals in a row, equalizing 2-2 thanks to striker Montero, Chelsea did not let the opponent have fun for long.

The left wing with Marin’s speed and the situations where Hazard moved out this way became Chelsea’s iron punch in this match.

In the second half, with the appearance of a number of key players such as Lampard, Essien, Ramires and Cahill, Chelsea controlled the ball better, but were unsuccessful in finding more goals.

The rookie helps Chelsea open the line smoothly

Marin always torments Seattle defenders with situations moving from the left.

After this match, Chelsea will next play against PSG in New York, the American Professional League (MLS) stars team in Philadelphia and AC Milan in Miami.


Seattle Sounders (4-4-1-1): Meredith (Ford 46) – Scott (Johansson 70), Parke (Ianni 60), Hurtado, Gonzalez (ochoa 70) – Rosales (c) (Rose 60), Evans (Burch

Goals: Montero 13 & 31 Chelsea first half (4-2-3-1): Hilario – Chalobah, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Ferreira (Saville 63) – Mikel, McEachran – Benayoun, Hazard, Marin – Lukaku.

Chelsea second half (4-2-3-1): Blackman – Hutchinson, Ivanovic (Kane 63), Cahill, Ferreira – Essien, Lampard – Ramires, Hazard (Kakuta 63), De Bruyne – Lukaku (Piazon 63).

Goals: Lukaku 2 & 43 Hazard 10, Marin 39

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