Bournemouth faced Chelsea in their first open friendly match, they faced Peterborough United in a closed friendly match. Following today’s match up, fans came out to react to their star player’s performance.Thomas Tuchel used a strong lineup against Bournemouth today, despite the unavailability of first team players he still used a good squad. Players like Danny drinkwater, Conor Gallagher, Malang Sarr, Lewis Baker and Dujon Sterling were all looking to impress Thomas Tuchel through this fixture. They will fight their way into Chelsea’s first team if they impress Thomas Tuchel.The first half of the match ended in a disappointing goalless draw for both teams, Chelsea were the better side in the first half of the match. They saw more of the ball possessions and had more chances of scoring in the first half of the match, Bournemouth barely had a big chance of capitalizing in the first half of the match. Tammy Abraham had big chances of scoring in the first half of the match but failed to put his team ahead in the first half of the match.
Down into the second half of the match, Chelsea made changes to their squad. Kepa Arrizabalaga, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and others had to come off at half time. Bournemouth took a narrow lead after Emiliano Marcondes scored. It was a well built goal from Bournemouth, Edouard Mendy had no chances of keeping the ball out of goal. Chelsea scored the equalizer just few minutes after Bournemouth took the lead, Armando Broja scored the equalizer for Chelsea.
Chelsea took the lead after Ike Ugbo scored from Ross Barkley’s assist. It was another well built goal from Chelsea, Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo came on as substitutes and made the difference for Chelsea in their first open pre season fixture.
Fans were really impressed with Armando Broja’s performance, the Albanian forward is looking to impress Thomas Tuchel to fight his way into Chelsea’s first team squad. Armando Broja has proven to be lethal in the forward position, Chelsea would consider him as their second option if Tammy Abraham leaves the club this summer. Comments made by fans on Armando Broja can be seen below.