Approximately 2 weeks remaining until the start of the Premier League and Chelsea has prepared themselves with yet another defeat in their pre-season campaign. They came to this match not having the best of spirits as they had already lost 1-0 against Ac.Milan and now they got a shocker when Brighton made a comeback and finished off defeating the current Champions League champions.
Fernando Torres was called to make a debut in Di Matteo’s starting XI and the Spanish forward appeared to be having a hard time getting accustomed to the game with a number of wasted chances to score but he played a vital role at the 35th minute when Ramires was bursting down the right wing and passed it to Torres who saw Frank Lampard rushing down the center of the box and slipped it over to the midfielder and he scored with complete ease with a nice and simple tap past the reach of Tomasz Kuszczak.Brighton responded with a goal only 2 minutes later when Vicente received the ball at the edge of the box with nobody marking him the Spanish winger had more than enough space and time to curl the ball into the opposing side of Petr Cech and into his net.
Things got worse for Chelsea at the 44th minute when Buckley tried to run towards Chelsea’s net but instead he found Petr Cech not only blocking his path but also stealing the ball away from him but the goalkeeper failed to maintain the ball under his grasp as it fell right into Barnes and he scored into an empty net.
The 3rd and last goal of the evening would fall in a rather controversial way as David Luiz was man marking a player of Brighton and later fell down looking as if he was injured but the ball was still in play with Crofts playing down the left hand wing of Chelsea penalty box and rushing into Petr Cech but before the goalkeeper could block the angle of the forward, Crofts slipped it into the net.
Chelsea’s next match is against Manchester City in the Community Shield and they still haven’t won a match in this pre-season.
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