Chelsea 2-1 Club America: Mason Mount restores Chelsea’s lead with a stunning strike shortly after Reece James scored a CLEAN GOAL to cancel out Timo Werner’s opener for the Blues
- Chelsea beat Club America 2-1 in their pre-season friendly in Las Vegas
- Timo Werner opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 55th minute of the game
- However, Reece James scored an own goal three minutes later to make it 1-1.
- Mason Mount managed to restore their victory after scoring in the 83rd minute
Chelsea turned down the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as they want to focus on strengthening their defensive line and it seems like a wise move following their performance against Club America.
Chelsea struggled to ignore the cobwebs as they stepped out to face their Mexican opponents in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. They seemed lethargic and struggled to string together passes during the early stages of the game.
It wasn’t until Tuchel made the decision to swap his entire first XI at half-time, bringing in Werner, Pulisic, Alonso, Batshuayi, Jorginho, James, Emerson, Mount, Azpilicueta, Ampadu and Bettinelli after the break. .
Chelsea won their pre-season game against Club America 2-1 on Sunday morning (above)
It was Timo Werner who opened the scoring for Chelsea shortly after half-time
Mason Mount scored the winner for Chelsea from the corner of the box in the 83rd minute
Mount was an instant game-changer and his partnership with James became almost too much for the Mexican outfit to handle. The dynamic duo helped Chelsea play ahead of Timo Werner’s opening goal.
The German striker found the back of the net in the 55th minute to give the Blues the lead. However, that didn’t last long as James’ questionable backpass caught up with Chelsea goalkeeper Bettinelli.
As a result, the scores were tied again after just three minutes.
Club America is on the scoresheet after Reece James (not pictured above) scored an own goal in the second half of the game.
However, James worked hard to try to redeem himself by connecting well with Mount at the side of the pitch. A series of passes between the pair saw Chelsea fight their way to the Club America box. Although not much came of it.
The Chelsea defender, however, played a cross ball to Marcos Alonso – who took the ball and sent it to Mount at the edge of the area. The England midfielder controlled the ball and went for goal from the edge of the box. Safe to say he pulled it off and it was a stunning finish.
Chelsea’s lead had been restored and the Blues played out the remainder of the game to come away with a 2–1 win over Club America.
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