Despite the steady conveyor belt of substitutes, Chelsea continued to look the far better side of the two on display Wednesday night in Klagenfurt.
The Blues could've had several more goals than the three total (Traore first half, Loftus-Cheek and Chalobah in the second), including this one hilarious passage of play where Michy Batshuayi opted not to score and instead tried to set up the impressive Victor Moses.
Michy later had a goal ruled out for an offside (correctly). He looked pretty good on his preseason debut as well.
So, a good win for Chelsea, and definite improvement on the pitch, too. All in all, a good 90 minutes of work.
- Remy, Cuevas, and the two backup goalkeepers did not get to play.
- Ola Aina played the full 90, 45 on the left, 45 on the right. He's looked good in both preseason games.
- ESPN3's commentator provided extra entertainment for those not watching on Chelsea TV. Batshuayi (#23) was not on the official teamsheets, and the poor TV guy could not figure out for the life of him who it was. He called him Chalobah for a good 20 minutes, then switched to calling him Remy after Chalobah actually came on. At one point, he even tried on Matt Miazga, but realized that it was a very poor guess.
- Chelsea will be staying in Austria until the end of the week. On Sunday, America awaits. Next game will be against Liverpool at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on Wednesday night (early morning Thursday in the UK).