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Chelsea vs Peterborough: What we noticed in Chelsea’s first Pre-season match 

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Thomas Tuchel and Malanga Sarr

There was no Eduard Mendy, Kai Havertz, and Timo Werner but the Blues recorded a comfortable 6-1 win over Peterborough.

Chelsea  came out 6-1 winners against Peterborough United in a behind closed doors pre-season friendly.

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Winger Hakim Ziyech netted a hattrick whilst Armando Broja also scored in the second half. Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic baggfirst-halfalf goals.

But who else featured for the Blues in a dominant performance?

As per Adam Newson, Chelsea lined up in a 3-4-2-1 formation as Jake Clarke-Salter, Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr made up a back three.

The midfield four consisted of  Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Ross Bark,ley and Marcos Alonso.

Whilst Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Abraham were trusted the in the attack.

At half-time Chelsea made several changes with the introductions of Ziyech, Broja, Baba Rahman, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Hakim Ziyech

According to Football London, neither Kepa Arrizabalaga or Edouard Mendy featured for the Blues as Thomas Tuchel looked at his younger shot-stoppers.

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Jamie Cumming played the opening hour of the contest before being replaced by Lucas Bergstrom for the final 30 minutes.

Tuchel will no doubt be delighter with his side’s performance as unfamiliar faces featured for the Blues. He has been given the opportunity to view his players before deciding on his transfer plans.

Chelsea are set to fly to Dublin next week for a pre-season camp before a friendly against Bournemouth on July 27th.

 

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