Chelsea Come From One Goal Down to Beat Top English Club in a Crunch Preseason Game

Chelsea Come From One Goal Down to Beat Top English Club in a Crunch Preseason Game

  • Chelsea claim their second preseason victory this summer after beating Bournemouth 2-1 at Vitality Stadium
  • Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo both scored to inspire the Blues to a comeback after Emiliano Marcondes gave the hosts the lead
  • Thomas Tuchel's men have two more games in their build-up to the new season against Arsenal and Tottenham on August 1 and 4 respectively

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Chelsea continue their build-up towards the start of the 2021-22 season with a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium.

A goal each from Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo handed the Blues their second straight preseason triumph so far this summer.

Emiliano Marcondes broke the deadlock for the hosts with a superb header in the 66th minute after both sides failed to find the back of the net in the opening half.

Chelsea come from one goal down to beat top English club in a crunch preseason game
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyeck trying to beat Bournemouth's Philip Billing during their preseason friendly at Vitality Stadium. Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC
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But a quick response from Broja who recently penned a long-term deal with the Stamford Bridge outfit from close range restored parity in the game in the 72nd minute.

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While Ugbo sealed the winner for the Champions League winners in the 76th minute as he hopes to impress Thomas Tuchel on his return from a loan deal at Belgian side Cercle Brugge last season.

The 22-year-old whose current deal with the Blues expires in the summer of 2022 scored 16 goals and one assist in the Belgian Pro League and he will be hoping to break into the club's senior team soon.

Chelsea however have two more test games against Arsenal on August 1 and Tottenham three days later before they conclude their preseason plans.

Recall that Tuchel's men thrashed Peterborough 6-1 in their friendly game earlier this month as stated on Chelsea's official website.

How Chelsea thrashed Peterborough 6-1 earlier reported that Chelsea made a huge statement ahead of the 2021-22 season with a 6-1 triumph over Peterborough lower league side Peterborough in their first preseason fixture.

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Coach Thomas Tuchel's men picked up from where they stopped last season when they defeated fellow Premier League outfit Manchester City to lift their second ever Champions League title.

With their performances towards the end of last campaign, they have now been ranked as one of the favourites to win the EPL at the end of the coming season.

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