Some of Chelsea’s forgotten men took part in a closed-doors friendly at Cobham today, taking on a side composed similarly of reserves and loanees from AFC Wimbledon. While not much definitive information is available, we know that the final score was 1-1, with Victor Moses scoring a penalty for the Blues.
Wimbledon confirmed that Danny Drinkwater also played, while Dons first-team coach, Mark Robinson mentioned in his post-match interview that Davide Zappacosta and Lewis Baker also featured for the Blues.
We also know that Chelsea new arrival Thiago Silva did not play in the game, as he had reportedly been expected to. The friendly was positioned as an opportunity for him to get some game time, but considering that he’s yet to train with the team, that was probably a bit premature.
As for the four whose participation has been confirmed, they’re all hoping to find good loans or moves for next season. Victor Moses unfortunately was not picked up by Inter Milan, while Davide Zappacosta was left similarly at the altar by AS Roma. They now join Danny Drinkwater in looking for a new team. Lewis Baker meanwhile is probably doing the same, though the rumor mill has been quiet in that regard.
Full-time: Chelsea 1-1 Dons. A very encouraging display from a Wimbledon side that included several first-teamers. Both sides fielded a mix of youth and experience with Chelsea including Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater. #AFCW pic.twitter.com/ixhSs9fnbA— AFC Wimbledon (@AFCWimbledon) September 15, 2020