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Blues beaten by Man City


The Blues trip to Wembley ended in disappointment after two goals from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

Though the final result wasn’t what was wanted by new head coach Maurizio Sarri, it was clear that he has already made a big impression on the team, with Chelsea’s confident passing play showing what we can expect from the Blues this season.

Sarri named an unchanged team which played Arsenal earlier in the week, with youngster Hudson-Odoi retaining his place in the team! Willian was named in the subs, and came on to play for the last half hour. Great to see him back on the pitch!

After a fairly uneventful opening, it was Man City that broke the deadlock to take the lead. This happened in the 13th minute, when Phil Foden teed up Aguero who fired the ball into the bottom corner.

On the 30th minute mark, Chelsea nearly drew level after some fantastic passing from Fabregas, Morata and Pedro! Unfortunately Hudson-Odoi sent his shot over the bar.

This kick-started Hudson-Odoi’s confidence though, and three minutes later he tested City keeper Claudio Brave with a shot from distance.

Sarri’s men appeared back on the pitch after half time hoping to equalise, but sadly City’s in-form Aguero had other ideas.

After a close attempt early into the second half, the Argentinian popped up again to double City’s lead. This came from a pass from Bernado Silva, who fed the ball to Aguero before tucking it past Caballero.

Coming back from being 2-0 down was never going to be easy, and even with the introduction of Willian in the 58th minute, the Blues couldn’t quite get there.

The closest we came to scoring was in the 88th minute, when substitute Tammy Abraham was unable to convert a neat cross from Ross Barkley.

Even though it wasn’t the desired result from the Blues, it’s all valuable experience before the Premier League campaign starts soon!

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