Sunday July 21, 2013 Friendlies Finished

Malaysia XI 1 - 4 Chelsea

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  1. Premier League - De Bruyne injury sours Chelsea win in Malaysia

    Premier League - De Bruyne injury sours Chelsea win in Malaysia

    Kevin de Bruyne injured himself in the process of scoring a stunning volley as Chelsea eased to a 4-1 win over a Malaysia XI. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Malaysia XI
    • Chelsea
    • 90'+4 FT Malaysia XI 1-4 Chelsea. Routine win for the Blues soured only by that De Bruyne injury.
    • 90'+2 Ashley Cole makes a superb clearance off the line as Malaysia should make it 4-2.
    • 90' GOAL! Malaysia have pulled a goal back. A free-kick is whipped in from the left and Chelsea fail to deal with it. Cech's save goes straight to Shas, who heads in from close range. 4-1.
    • 89' GOAL! Moses makes it 4-0! The forward cuts inside onto his right foot and beats the keeper at his near post with a powerful finish. Keeper should have that covered really.
    • 87' Schurrle battles past the Malaysian last man but, bizarrely, is pulled up for a foul. Schurrle can't believe it.
    • 85' A deflected shot almost catches out Cech, but the Czech keeper clings to the ball.
    • 83' Wallace, who Jose Mourinho has already said will go on loan next season, has looked very good since coming on.
    • 81' Brilliant cross by Wallace from the right, but the three players in the middle cannot reach it, with Piazon the closest of the three.
    • 79' Piazon drives forward but can't quite slide it into Schurrle's path.
    • 77' Demba Ba finds some space down the left, drives into the box but his cross is deflected into the hands of the keeper.
    • 75' We are back underway after that brief water break.
    • 73' Players having a mid half break to rehydrate. Temperatures still around 30 degrees here in Malaysia, humidity at 80%.
    • 71' Chelsea not as fluid in this second half. Just unable to create the same number of chances for teh strikers.
    • 69' Almost an own goal after a mix up between Wallace and Cech, who is receiving a lot of dodgy backpasses at the moment. Cech misses the ball, which rolls out for a corner.
    • 67' Double Chelsea change: Piazon & McEachran on, Hazard & Van Ginkel off.
    • 66' Cech is almost embarrassed by a poor backpass. He gives it straight to Malaysia but Chelsea eventually scrap it away.
    • 65' Malaysia still plugging away here. They are still fighting for that consolation goal that would raise the roof here.
    • 63' Wallace swings a ball in from the right but Moses is beaten to it by the Malaysia keeper.
    • 61' Chelsea just keeping the game ticking over at the moment.
    • 59' Ramires almost picks out Schurrle with a diagonal ball forward, but it's just ahead of the German, whose run was a good one.
    • 57' Almost 4-0 Chelsea! Moses flights in a cross from the right to find Hazard, whose header drifts just wide. Keeper was beaten, but Hazard will be disappointed he couldn't score a rare headed goal there.
    • 55' Schurrle is found on the overlap and dinks a cross in from the right, but it's just too high for the waiting Chelsea players in the box.
    • 54' Van Ginkel finds space down the left but his cross to Ba is poor and Chelsea are lucky to have a corner.
    • 52' Chance for Ba! The former Newcastle striker cuts in from the left and lets fly with thunderbolt that is punched away by the keeper for a corner. Very good effort.
    • 50' A chance for Schurrle, who collects the ball 35 yards out, drives at goal and shoots straight at the keeper. Not a bad effort given the ball bobbled up.
    • 48' Ba is having plenty of touches at the start of this second half.
    • 47' Wholesale changes for Chelsea at the break: Cech, Wallace, Kelas, Cahill, Ramires, Moses, Schurrle and Ba are all on for the Blues.
    • 46' We are back underway in Malaysia.
    • 45'+2 HT Malaysia XI 0-3 Chelsea.
    • 45' GOAL! 3-0 Chelsea! Lukaku puts the Blues further ahead with a very good finish. Traore rolls the ball into the Belgian's path, and he takes a touch to steady himself before finding the bottom corner. 3-0 Chelsea.
    • 43' Lukaku almost finds Traore with a brilliant through ball, but it's intercepted by the last man. That would have sent Traore clean through.
    • 41' Malaysia must be given credit for steadying the ship here. They're making Chelsea work far harder for the ball now.
    • 39' Schwarzer deals with the corner, but the new keeper has been kept fairly busy this half.
    • 37' Malaysia really going for it now. A shot is fired at goal from the edge of the box, but John Terry is one of four Chelsea players that throw themself at the ball. Malaysia corner.
    • 35' Malaysia showing some potential on the break and another counter catches Chelsea short, but the cross from the right is directed back to Schwarzer by Ivanovic.
    • 33' That's a real blow for De Bruyne, who was looking very lively here. That looked a pretty serious injury.
    • 31' Chelsea change: Feruz on, De Bruyne off.
    • 29' But bad news for Chelsea here. De Bruyne has popped his ankle in the process of scoring that brilliant goal and has to be carried off. So unfortunate.
    • 28' GOAL! Chelsea are 2-0 ahead through a stunning Kevin de Bruyne volley! A long ball is flicked on by Lukaku into de Bruyne's path - and he absolutely thumps it into the roof of the net!
    • 26' Chelsea seem to have control over Malaysia again now.
    • 24' The home fans have responded to that flourish from Malaysia. Suddenly we have a game on our hands.
    • 23' Schwarzer flaps a bit at the corner. Malaysia send the ball back into the box, it's headed back across Chelseas' goal from the far post - but this time Schwarzer claims it.
    • 22' Chance for Malaysia as a shot at goal from the edge of the box is deflected out for another Malaysia corner.
    • 21' Malaysia just showing a little intent here. Yaya bamboozles Bertrand and Terry comes across to make the block to concede the corner.
    • 19' Michael Essien is doing a very good job in the middle of the park for Chelsea. He's sitting very deep and controlling the midfield.
    • 17' Traore, scorer of the Chelsea opener, goes for goal with a speculative effort from over 40 yards and it sails way over the bar.
    • 15' Chelsea having everything their own way so far. Malaysia yet to do anything to worry them.
    • 13' Chelsea chance as Hazard finds Bertrand on the overlap and his cross almost runs to Lukaku in the six yard area, but Malaysia clear.
    • 11' Chelsea are eager to get the ball forward at every opportunity. De Bruyne seeing plenty of it so far.
    • 10' But Traore has been bright, as have Chelsea. They're showing plenty of motivation and hunger so far.
    • 9' Lucky richochet into Traore's path, but his early shot is straight at the keeper. Traore had more time than he thought, and could have taken a couple of touches before really testing the keeper.
    • 7' Malaysia looking to reply immediately, but the free-kick into the box from the left is claimed easily by Schwarzer, making his Chelsea debut at 40.
    • 6' GOAL! Chelsea lead through Traore! Van Ginkel spreads the ball wide right to De Bruyne, who pulls his cross back to Traore, who barely breaks stride as he strokes in from 12 yards. 1-0 Chelsea.
    • 4' De Bruyne and Hazard combine to find Lukaku in space on the left, but the Belgian's low shot is straight at the keeper. First chance of the game.
    • 3' Early opening for Hazard, who burst into the box from the left - but Malaysia have three men in close attention to crowd him out.
    • 2' As you'd expect, Chelsea, in white shirts and shorts, are dominating the early stages.
    • 1' KICK OFF. We are underway in Malaysia.
    • 14.40 We're still waiting for confirmation of the Malaysia XI. Meanwhile, here are some pre-match quotes from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "A good plan is a flexible plan. We are improving a lot in our fitness and Malaysia will provide a good challenge. I expect motivation and intensity from my players and it's important that we play attacking football and express ourselves. Above all, we must ensure everyone gets through without injury."
    • 14.35 Chelsea team to face Malaysia XI: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Terry, Bertrand, Essien, Van Ginkel, Traore, De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku.
    • 14.30 Hello everyone. Welcome to live updates of this friendly between Malaysia and Chelsea.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL! Malaysia have pulled a goal back. A free-kick is whipped in from the left and Chelsea fail to deal with it. Cech's save goes straight to Shas, who heads in from close range. 4-1.
    • 89' GOAL! Moses makes it 4-0! The forward cuts inside onto his right foot and beats the keeper at his near post with a powerful finish. Keeper should have that covered really.
    • 45' GOAL! 3-0 Chelsea! Lukaku puts the Blues further ahead with a very good finish. Traore rolls the ball into the Belgian's path, and he takes a touch to steady himself before finding the bottom corner. 3-0 Chelsea.
    • 28' GOAL! Chelsea are 2-0 ahead through a stunning Kevin de Bruyne volley! A long ball is flicked on by Lukaku into de Bruyne's path - and he absolutely thumps it into the roof of the net!
    • 6' GOAL! Chelsea lead through Traore! Van Ginkel spreads the ball wide right to De Bruyne, who pulls his cross back to Traore, who barely breaks stride as he strokes in from 12 yards. 1-0 Chelsea.

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