Chelsea 3-0 RZ Pellets Antonio Conte's new-look Chelsea side began to take shape on Wednesday night as Michy Batshuati make his d...
Chelsea 3-0 RZ Pellets
Antonio Conte's new-look Chelsea side began to take shape on Wednesday night as Michy Batshuati make his debut in a 3-0 victory over RZ Pellets in Austria.
Chelsea looked strong from the start in Klagenfurt, with the Italian coach's side dominating the pitch and impressing the Worthersee Stadion crowd.
|Victor Moses and Ola Aina (extreme bottom left) started the game for Chelsea|
Victor Moses hit the post with an early effort before Bertrand Traore missed a sitter from six yards out, but the young striker son had his reward for an energetic display.
Willian whipped in a cross which Traore got on the end of, but RZ goalkeeper Alexander Kofler was unfortunate to see his fine reaction save deflect back off of Traore and into the net four minutes from the interval.
Chelsea fans will have been intrigued to see Conte deploy a 4-4-2 system with both Traore and Diego Costa up front given the club's preference for a lone striker in recent years, but Moses and William helped to stretch the play on the flanks with Oscar and Nemanja Matic providing energy and driving runs from the centre.
Liverpool 2-0 Huddersfield
Liverpool continued their winning run in pre-season with a 2-0 victory over Championship outfit, Huddersfield.
The Reds broke the deadlock in the 34th minute when Roberto Firmino's cross found Marko Grujic, who drilled home a low strike from close range.
Liverpool were awarded a penalty moments later after Mane was brought down in the box. Philippe Coutinho stepped up but saw his spot-kick saved by Joel Coleman.
The win was sealed in the 89th minute when the Reds were awarded a penalty after Ryan Kent was brought down. Alberto Moreno stepped and made no mistake from 12-yards, 2-0.
Rubin Kazan 3-0 West Ham
West Ham slipped to a friendly defeat against Russian side Rubin Kazan on their pre-season tour of Austria.
Slaven Bilic’s side, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Czech outfit FC Slovacko 24 hours earlier, were two down at half-time following goals from Marko Devic and Maxime Lestienne.
Gukdeniz Karadeniz added a third for the Russians midway through the second half, and the Hammers now face German side Karlsruhe — one of Bilic’s former clubs as a player — in their final match of the tour on Saturday, still searching for a first victory in pre-season
Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City
Pep Guardiola's first pre-season game in charge of Manchester City ended in defeat at his old club Bayern Munich as a goal from Erdal Ozturk gave Carlo Ancelotti's side victory.
Both sides were missing many first-team players after Euro 2016 and the Copa America, and Guardiola had 12 academy players in his squad.
New signing Oleksandr Zinchenko played in the first half but Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito were not involved. Iheanacho led the lines in the first half.
The only goal came when 20-year-old Ozturk hit a deflected shot past City's substitute goalkeeper Angus Gunn - son of Norwich legend Bryan.
City now head to China, with Guardiola's side playing rivals Manchester United on Monday.
The travelling squad will be bolstered by Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Nolito, Raheem Sterling and Joe Hart.