Wednesday July 17, 2013 Friendlies Finished

Singha All-Star XI 0 - 1 Chelsea

  • Lukaku 33’ (pen.)

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    Time:90'
    • Singha All-Star XI
    • Chelsea
    • 90' FT! Singha All-Stars 0-1 Chelsea (Lukaku
    • 84' The game is beginning to slow down, perhaps, down to fatigue. Demba Ba with a tired-looking effort there on goal.
    • 81' SUB: De Bruyne off, Traore on.
    • 79' Kevin De Bruyne with a free-kick from 25 yards: hits the wall, and wide.
    • 73' Chelsea lacking tempo from passes at the back. Looks too much of a pre-season game (which, of course, it is.)
    • 70' 20 minutes to play in Bangkok. A good workout for Chelsea.
    • 67' SUB: Silva off, Soleb on.
    • 66' WHAT A MISS! Kaimbi has plenty of time at the back-post. He nods past his near post when he really would've hit the target elsewhere.
    • 64' Cynical challenge from Gary Cahill on Subara. The All-Stars striker made a lovely spin around the player.
    • 60' Nearly a second goal for Chelsea. Hazard free-kick, perfectly floated, finds the sliding Ivanovic who couldn't get enough on the ball.
    • 58' SUB: Kimoji off, Jarikanan on.
    • 57' STOP! Good save from the keeper. Eden Hazard striking a good free-kick from 25 yards. Parried.
    • 53' Traning ground free-kick. De Bruyne cut-back to Demba Ba who fires wide. Not far away.
    • 50' Double-stop from the GK. Victor Moses tries first from a tight angle on the right side of the box. Then, De Bruyne.
    • 49' A chance for Singha All-Stars. Corner-kick from the left, the defender runs in-front of Gary Cahill and nods wide.
    • 47' Chelsea easing into this half. Still 1-0.
    • 45' Chelsea's changed team have returned and will kick-off the second half.
    • 45' Chelsea second-half XI: Blackman; Ivanovic, Cahill, Chalobah, Bertrand; Van Ginkel, Ramires; Moses, De Bruyne, Hazard; Ba.
    • 45' HT: Singha All-Stars 0-1 Chelsea
    • 44' Wallace working well on the right-hand side, wins a throw-in on the right after a good run up-field. HT approaching.
    • 42' Nice, dominating period there for the All-Stars. A few crosses, here and there, but no efforts really testing Petr Cech.
    • 38' Good work from Chelsea. Lukaku peeling away on the left-side of the defender and fires a left-footed volley at goal. Good stop from Klanklin.
    • 38' That's the first time the hosts have put in a testing ball. John Terry sweeps up deep inside his own box. The resulting corner doesn't lead to much with Cech gathering.
    • 37' The Chelsea second-half XI warming up on the touchline. Expect to see a completely different 1 out there.
    • 33' GOAL! Romelu Lukaku strikes home. It's 1-0 to Chelsea.
    • 32' PENALTY! De Bruyne's cheeky free-kick goes to Wallace who goes down. There didn't look like any contact, but the referee was quick to point to the spot.
    • 31' First save from the Singha All-Stars keeper, Romelu Lukaku showing great power on the right side and driving a shot low at Klanklin.
    • 27' De Bruyne and Schurrle trying to link up on the left-hand side. It come to nothing, though. Chelsea, on top, without testing the keeper.
    • 24' Time to take on some fluids. Water-break. And some tactics from Mourinho.
    • 22' Long-range strike from De Bruyne, about 30 yards from goal, right-side of the box and he cuts across diagonally, but the ball goes wide.
    • 18' Scrappy stuff. Neither Lukaku or Essien could get a shot away. Schurrle manages to win a corner-kick from the edge of the box.
    • 17' CORRECTION: Mentioned Chalobah in the starting XI, he will feature in the second period. Wallace, their new Brazilian signing, is a right-back for Chelsea.
    • 18' Ramires heads wide from the resulting corner-kick. Not far away.
    • 17' The ball comes within inches of going in the net. De Bruyne's free-kick was headed across goal by Lukaku, only for the goalkeeper and defender of the All-Stars to get into a mix-up and almost convert into their own net.
    • 13' Chelsea's formation stands out, notably, as 4-2-3-1 with Essien and Ramires holding fort, allowing Schurrle (left), Piazon (centre) and De Bruyne (right) to play off Lukaku.
    • 11' Already, Chelsea players have their shirt drenched in sweat. It looks pretty humid out there. Certainly lots of energy from De Bruyne so far.
    • 8' Chalobah and Piazon linking there. A neat one-two on the edge of the box before the defender's shot scooped up in the air and came to nothing.
    • 7' Good work from Schurrle on the left. Essien just couldn't get a shot away. A very bright start from the German who signed from Leverkusen.
    • 6' Certainly a few empty sections in the top-tier of the stadium in Bangkok. It's full, everywhere else.
    • 3' Remember, this is Jose Mourinho's first match in charge. Plenty to prove for his squad.
    • 1' Frantic, chasing start from the All-Stars working hard. Michael Essien afforded plenty of space in midfield.
    • 0' But the All-Stars have got us underway.
    • 14:05 Still not kicked-off yet. Plenty of handshakes, cuddles, merchandise swapping etc.
    • 14:02 The teams have emerged to a huge applause inside the stadium. A fanatical following for the Blues. They are wearing their squad names in Thai, according to Twitter account.
    • 13:52 10 minutes until kick-off and the crowd is being entertained by traditional native drummers. Fun!
    • 13:46 All Stars: Kristsana Klanklin, Nattaporn Punrit (c), Apichet Puttan, Bukasa Kasonga, Lazarus Kaimbi, Rangsan Viwatchaichok, Korakod Wiriya-Udomsiri, Jetsada Puanakunmee, Sho Shimoji, Cleiton Silva, Goran Šubara.
    • 13:45 Chelsea First-Half XI: Cech; Wallace, Kalas, Terry, Cole; Lampard, Essien; Piazon, De Bruyne, Andre Schurrle; Lukaku.
    • 13:33 Chelsea are in action in about 30 minutes time against Singha All-Stars. Some interesting team news to come.
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