The English team, Chelsea, defeated its host Udinese, Italy, 3-1, in the friendly match that took place this evening, Friday, at the “Friuli” stadium.
N’Golo Kante opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 20th minute, then newcomer Raheem Sterling added the second goal for the Blues in the 37th minute, the first goal in a Chelsea shirt, while Gerard Deulofeu scored the only Udinese goal in the 42nd minute of the match.
Mason Mount concluded the Chelsea hat-trick in the last minute of the match.
Chelsea line-up is as follows:
Defenders: Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Reece James.
Midfield: Kanti, Jorginho, Alonso.
Attack: Mont, Sterling, Havertz.
Chelsea will start the new season of the Premier League against its host, Everton, on August 6.
The meeting comes as part of German coach Thomas Tuchel’s continuation of his preparations for the new season, after a weak performance in the preparatory season so far.
The English club Chelsea faces its Italian host Udinese, after returning from the summer tour in the United States of America, as it is the first match for the Blues in Italy after the completion of the American camp as part of the strong preparations for the new season 2022-2023.
The English Chelsea team, during a preparatory camp in the United States of America, in preparation for the 2022-2023 season, played 3 friendly matches against Mexican Club America, Charlotte, and Arsenal on 16, 20 and 23 July of this month.