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Club Friendlies

  • July 23, 2014
  • • 18:30
  • • Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • • Attendance: 28700

Live Commentary

  • Well, that's all from our LIVE coverage of tonight's friendly in Austria. Thanks for joining us, and see you again soon!
  • Next up for Chelsea is Olimpija Ljubljana on Sunday. No Diego Costa or Cesc Fabregas for the Blues tonight, but could we see them don the shirt at the weekend?
  • The likes of Baker, Bamford and Boga all looked very impressive, while Filipe Luis had a solid first outing in a Chelsea shirt. The main issue is fitness, and that will undoubtedly come with more match time.
  • That's FULL TIME in Austria and the sides have drawn here after Boga cancelled out Silvio's opener for a 1-1 draw here. It wasn't the best of games, but Mourinho will have plenty to chew over from tonight's performance.
  • 90' + 2'
    Excellent challenge in midfield from Romeu, who stops a decent attack and sets Boga away. Swift eventually surrenders the ball, though, as the hosts look to move forward themselves.
  • 90' + 1'
    The flag is up as Wolfsberger have a free kick inside their own half, but they quickly surrender possession to the visitors. Is there going to be one more chance tonight?
  • 90'
    The hosts have a throw deep inside the Chelsea half but Boga and Romeu close down Silvio before winning a free kick, just as the board goes up for three minutes of added time.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionDaniel Drescher Manuel Seidl
  • 89'
    Ake is penalised as he goes in rashly in midfield, sliding through the back of his man as we enter the final 60 seconds before stoppage time.
  • 88'
    The Blues have the momentum now, and Chalobah is almost in but the hosts manage to scramble it clear. They've got a couple of minutes to find a winner.
  • 87'
    Swift collects a pass from Ake, and cuts in from the left before firing a low effort at goal from around 25 yards, but it's a fairly tame offering and Dobnik gathers without any drama.
  • 86'
    Chelsea win a free kick around 25 yards out, left of centre, and Boga step up to curl it towards goal, but it just flicks off the top of the wall before going over the crossbar.
  • 85'
    SubstitutionMohamed Salah John Swift
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Nemanja Rnic
  • 84'
    That was a wonderful equaliser from Boga, who has looked very promising at youth level for the Blues. Meanwhile, John Swift is on for Salah, who was looking a little tired.
  • 83'
    Goal Jeremie Boga
  • 83'
    BOGA LEVELS IT!! It's a superb equaliser from the youngster as he charges through the midfield before playing a one-two with Solanke. It flicks off a defender and into Boga's path, and he drives into the box before firing low into the corner. A fantastic goal!
  • 81'
    SubstitutionNemanja Matić Nathaniel Chalobah
  • 81'
    Nathaniel Chalobah is on for Chelsea as he replaces Matic in midfield. He's got a chance to make an impression on a team which has been lacking going forward tonight.
  • 79'
    SubstitutionIsaih Brown Andreas Christensen
  • 79'
    Terry rises highest to meet the corner but his header is fairly tame as it's comfortably claimed by Kofler at the far post. Approaching the final 10 minutes in Austria - can the Blues find an equaliser?
  • 78'
    Excellent work from Terry, who charges in to steal a loose ball in midfield before producing a lovely run into the Wolfsberger area, but a leg slides in to flick the ball out for a corner.
  • 77'
    Chants of "Chelsea" echo around the ground - some good noise from the travelling fans tonight. Their side hasn't given them too much to cheer in this second half though.
  • 76'
    Ake looks for Brown down the left-hand side, but the wide man nudges the defender as he runs out to meet it and the hosts have a free kick. Mourinho doesn't look impressed, although it's hard to tell whether that's with Brown or the referee.
  • 75'
    Brown and Boga exchange passes before the latter moves into space and finds Solanke. The forward's pass wide deflects off a defender but still reaches Salah, although the element of surprise has gone from the attack. Solanke hasn't quite got into the game yet.
  • 74'
    The hosts look a lot fresher at the moment, and that could be down to the fact their league season has already started. Are Chelsea just lacking a bit of fitness?
  • 73'
    Kerhe latches on to a wonderful ball over the top as he runs between Terry and Ake, but he can't quite control it as the ball flicks off his boot and behind for a goal kick.
  • 71'
    Terry and Ake are able to deal with the corner and get it clear before Salah wins a throw near the halfway line. Where is the inspiration going to come from for Mourinho's men?
  • 70'
    FANTASTIC SAVE!! Cech keeps the visitors in the game as Silvio meets a low cross with his head, flicking it towards goal and forcing a spectacular stop from the goalkeeper, who tips it over the crossbar. Chelsea are under some real pressure here.
  • 69'
    Brown looks for Solanke with a very ambitious pass beyond the Wolfsberger defence, but unsurprisingly it doesn't find the substitute and goes through to the goalkeeper.
  • 68'
    WERNITZNIG TESTS CECH!! Boga gives it away to Silvio, who finds his fellow substitute. Chelsea are backing off and Wernitznig hammers a shot from 25 yards which swerves in the air and forces a firm palm away from the Blues goalkeeper.
  • 67'
    Palla slides a lovely ball beyond the defence for Simon, but the flag goes up for offside. The replay shows it wasn't even close to being offside, though, so Chelsea have got away with one there.
  • 66'
    Matic turns well in midfield and the space opens up for him. He moves into the opposition half before looking to flick the ball towards Solanke, but it deflects off a defender and behind for a corner.
  • 64'
    Good turn by Salah, who races away down the right flank before he's caught by Palla. It looks like the Egyptian is then fouled by the Wolfsberger man, but nothing is given as the hosts win possession.
  • 63'
    The visitors have another throw on the right, and Ivanovic floats it into the box. Zouma gets up well and tries to beat the goalkeeper, but he can't generate enough power on the header and Kofler saves comfortably at his near post.
  • 62'
    Boga gives us a glimpse of his skill as he shrugs off a challenge in midfield before driving forward. He exchanges passes with Brown before firing a deflected shot wide of goal from 30 yards.
  • 61'
    More danger for Chelsea as Silvio lurks in the penalty area, but Terry stands firm and step in to get rid of any danger before Wolfsberger's Brazilian forward fouls Matic on the near side.
  • 60'
    SubstitutionPatrick Bamford Dominic Solanke
  • 60'
    SubstitutionMarco van Ginkel Oriol Romeu
  • 60'
    Here come the changes, then, as Nathan Ake replaces Luis, Oriel Romeu is on for Van Ginkel and Bamford makes way for Dom Solanke.
  • 59'
    SubstitutionFilipe Luis Nathan Ake
  • 59'
    Brown pops up on the left and takes on two defenders, but can't keep it under control as he runs it out for a goal kick, and it looks like we've got three Chelsea substitutions coming.
  • 58'
    Baldauf is forced into a high clearance out for a throw and Chelsea have the ball, but have to go backwards. They're passing it along the back line at the moment and need to find a creative spark up front.
  • 56'
    Cech's not happy, as he's adamant it wasn't over the line. The replays show it was pretty close but it looks like the right decision. This will be a good test of character for Mourinho's men now.
  • 55'
    Assist Manuel Kerhe
  • 55'
    Goal Silvio
    SILVIO SCORES!! The hosts are in front after a fine start to the half, and a cross from the right is nodded back across goal for Silvio, who fires it low. Cech looks like he's saved it, tipping it up on to the crossbar, but the referee says it's over the line and the goal is awarded.
  • 54'
    Boga latches on to a ball along the left-hand side, but unfortunately for him it just goes out of play before he can flick it infield and the home side have a throw.
  • 53'
    SubstitutionDario Baldauf Stephan Palla
  • 53'
    SubstitutionM. Sollbauer Nemanja Rnic
  • 53'
    The hosts are certainly seeing more action inside the Chelsea half, and Cech has to deal with another cross, this time from the right as he claims the ball at the far post with a full stretch of his arms.
  • 52'
    Bamford drops back to collect the ball in midfield with his back to goal, inviting a challenge, and a white shirt duly obliges as Chelsea are awarded a free kick in the centre circle.
  • 51'
    Cech charges off his line to meet the free kick and, although it's not the most convincing punch, the goalkeeper gets the ball out of the danger area.
  • 50'
    Yellow Card Kurt Zouma
  • 50'
    A loose pass fom Terry sees another Wolfsberger substitute, Wernitznig, charge into the Chelsea half and Zouma ends up taking him out with a committed slide. The defender goes into the book and the hosts have a chance to fire the ball in from the left...
  • 49'
    The visitors are enjoying some more possession, but Terry ends up running it a bit too far and asks too much of Luis as the ball goes out for a throw. Substitute Silvio looks to fire at goal for Wolfsberger, but it's half blocked and the ball trickles through to Cech.
  • 48'
    Mourinho was standing at the edge of his technical area, pacing along the touchline during the entire first half, and he's straight back into position again, barking orders to his players.
  • 47'
    Schwendinger has the first effort of the half as the ball breaks loose, but it's a wild shot from 30 yards which slices high and wide of Cech's goal, which hasn't yet been threatened.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionLewis Baker Jeremie Boga
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAlexander Kofler Christian Dobnik
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJacobo Christopher Wernitznig
  • 46'
    SubstitutionRene Seebacher Silvio
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJoachim Standfest Stefan Schwendinger
  • 46'
    SubstitutionManuel Weber Manuel Kerhe
  • 46'
    SubstitutionRoland Putsche Michael Berger
  • 46'
    SubstitutionPeter Zulj Boris Hüttenbrenner
  • 46'
    Wolfsberger kick things off in the second half, and Jeremy Boga is on for Baker for Chelsea.
  • Almost time to get back underway in Austria, then. It sounds like Oriel Romeu may be given 45 minutes tonight, with Van Ginkel likely to come off. The midfielder has been very solid tonight and looks a good prospect for this season.
  • Will Chelsea's quality come through after the break? Be sure to join us when we resume for the second half.
  • The hosts haven't been able to create much of their own, with the quality slightly lacking in the final third, but they've caused a couple of problems with their crossing. You'd expect Chelsea to go up a gear after the break, though.
  • Bamford and Baker have been very impressive for Chelsea, as has Salah, but they haven't quite been able to force the visitors in front. Filipe Luis has enjoyed a good opening to his career with the Londoners, looking solid defensively and making a few forays down the left flank.
  • That's HALF TIME in Austria and we're goalless at the break after a reasonably leisurely 45 minutes of football. Chelsea have looked more dangerous and have had the best chances, but they haven't quite hit their stride fully just yet.
  • 45'
    Trdina almost finds himself in behind as a loose ball goes through the defence, but Ivanovic watches it well and comes across to cover before hacking it clear.
  • 44'
    Into the final couple of minutes, then, and Chelsea have the ball at the back with Zouma, who looks extremely comfortable in the Blues' back line. He's been one of their best outlets from the back so far tonight.
  • 43'
    Ivanovic is tested as he watches a high ball out to the flank, but the Serbian is as solid as ever and manages to head it away. The hosts come back as Seebacher charges forward and finds Zulj, but the door quickly closes as several defenders close him down and the danger is averted.
  • 41'
    Baldauf is unable to keep the ball in play as he tries to reach a high pass out wide, and Chelsea have a throw inside their own half. It looks like they'll be fairly content to go in level at the break.
  • 40'
    Matic and Salah do really well in the middle to force the hosts all the way back to the goalkeeper. Mourinho will be very happy with the organisation of his side so far tonight, but will want to see more creativity up front.
  • 39'
    Chelsea break quickly through Baker, who receives the ball back off Bamford before trying a spectacular chip over Kofler from around 35 yards. It was never going to trouble him.
  • 38'
    Zulj fires in a good cross from the left but Luis does really well to hack it clear - it's been an impressive defensive performance from him so far tonight.
  • 37'
    It's still rather quite inside the stadium as Chelsea continue to dictate the tempo. Ynclan is almost free though as he latches on to a throw. He's watched closely by Zouma, who does really well to stand his ground and steal the ball back for the visitors.
  • 36'
    Ivanovic looks to move down the right flank but he is forced backwards as the defender chooses not to take him on. The visitors are very measured in their attacks but have shown some fleeting glimpses of flair, particularly from the likes of Baker and Salah.
  • 34'
    BROWN SHOULD SCORE!! Van Ginkel floats the ball forward to Bamford, who flicks it beyond the defender for Brown to latch on to, but the youngster can't beat the goalkeeper, who makes himself look big and is able to smother his low shot across goal.
  • 33'
    Ivanovic does well to stifle the threat of Ynclan and Weber down the flank and Chelsea are able to move forward, but Brown tries a spectacular pass and ends up surrendering possession back to the hosts.
  • 32'
    Matic sells Baker a little short in midfield and the youngster almost loses out in a dangerous area, but he's barged off the ball and the referee blows for a free kick. A bit of a let-off for Chelsea, there.
  • 31'
    Matic sees the run of Salah and looks for him with a stunning ball over the top, but there's just slightly too much on it as the goalkeeper rushes out to claim.
  • 30'
    Chelsea win a corner and Terry goes in for it but Baker's delivery flicks behind off a white shirt. He whips the second one in and Terry heads towards goal, but there's no power on the header and Kofler can catch comfortably.
  • 28'
    Danger for the visitors is quickly changes into an attack as Zouma plays it into the path of Baker, who quickly sets Salah away in a sweeping counter. The winger moves into the box and goes down under Seebacher's challenge, but the only result is a goal kick for Wolfsberger.
  • 27'
    Chances haven't really been forthcoming tonight, have they? We've entered a bit of a lull as the home side keep the ball at the back and Chelsea seem content to sit back for now.
  • 26'
    The Serbian's throw lands perfectly on to a defender's head and it comes back out to him. Ivanovic doesn't rush to keep it as they move backwards, before Terry is penalised for a foul on Trdina in midfield.
  • 25'
    Baker and Brown work hard to keep the hosts pinned back in the corner, but it's eventually hacked clear and Ivanovic will look to launch a long throw into the box.
  • 23'
    CHANCE FOR SALAH!! Brown flicks a lovely ball out to Luis, who whips in a decent cross from the left. Salah runs in late to meet it on the edge of the box, but he pokes a fairly tame volley straight at the goalkeeper. Good chance for the visitors.
  • 22'
    There's the dreaded Mexican wave going around the ground, which is a bit of a damning indictment on the action so far. The home fans are a little bored with things at the moment.
  • 21'
    Van Ginkel concedes a free kick on the Chelsea left, and it's whipped into the box by Yunclan. Bamford gets a head on it and ends up flicking the ball towards goal, but it's a comfortable save for Cech.
  • 20'
    Salah has looked lively early on but as he picks the ball up once more he's quickly closed down and surrenders possession to the Austrians, who try to create something of their own as they move into the Chelsea half.
  • 19'
    Brown picks the ball up in midfield and battles to keep hold of it before flicking a pass towards Bamford, but it's not good enough and the striker can only get a heel on it to hand it back to the hosts.
  • 18'
    Chelsea's quality is starting to show through, now, as they keep the ball impressively in midfield. Baker spreads it wide to Salah before the visitors check backwards and hold on to possession. They're biding their time so far but you feel a decent chance isn't far off.
  • 16'
    BAMFORD GOES CLOSE!! The forward does really well to anticipate a back-pass and ends up one-on-one with the goalkeeper, albeit at a very tight angle. Kofler is committed, but Bamford can only blast his shot into the side netting.
  • 15'
    It's been a fairly turgid opening 15 minutes, but that's always the way with pre-season friendlies. There have been encouraging signs for Chelsea, though.
  • 14'
    Standfest almost gets on to the end of a dangerous ball into the Chelsea box, but the ball flicks off his heel and Luis is able to clear for the visitors.
  • 13'
    Luis floats a lovely ball across to the right for Salah, who controls it well before chipping over the top to meet the run of Baker. The youngster tries to divert it towards goal, but it's a weak one and the goalkeeper claims it comfortably.
  • 12'
    Boom! That's a strong challenge from Van Ginkel as he slides in hard to win a 50-50 ball in midfield. There's no lack of commitment here despite it being a friendly.
  • 11'
    Bamford battles hard to win a free kick in midfield as the visitors enjoy more possession. The striker will be keen to impress tonight without Costa or Torres in the squad.
  • 9'
    Luis looks for his first chance to advance down that left-hand side, but there is a wave of white shirts in his way and he goes backwards. The Blues charge forward anyway and Bamford slots a lovely ball through for Salah, who moves towards the edge of the box before slicing an effort towards the corner flag. Good move though.
  • 8'
    It's a decent effort from Baker, who hits it well but the effort is straight down the middle and it's an easy save for Alexander Kofler in the Wolfsberger goal.
  • 7'
    Baker plays a neat ball through for Bamford, who is clipped around 35 yards from goal and Chelsea have a free kick in a central position. Baker is lining it up...
  • 6'
    Seebacher charges down the right and fires in a wonderful cross looking for Ynclan, but Chelsea are able to deal with the ball before a long shot comes in from midfield which flies well over the bar.
  • 5'
    Chelsea deal with the corner fairly easily as Zouma gathers before it's eventually hacked clear. Wolfsberger back in possession, though, as Chelsea push out to force the hosts backwards.
  • 4'
    Good defending from Van Ginkel as he slides in well to stop Baldauf down the left flank. It was a little reckless, but he wins the ball and puts it behind for a corner.
  • 3'
    Zouma and Terry exchange a couple of passes at the back as the Blues look to enjoy some possession. It'll be interesting to see what kind of partnership these two have tonight.
  • 2'
    It's a packed stadium, here, as Ivanovic blocks a cross at one end before firing in a long throw at the other, but the hosts deal with it comfortably as they survive the early danger.
  • 1'
    We're underway in Austria as Chelsea get the game started for the first half.
  • Around five minutes to go until kick-off, then. Can Chelsea start their pre-season on the road with a win? Follow all the action LIVE right here.
  • So, all eyes will be on new boy Filipe Luis this evening. The left-back featured in the Champions League final for Atletico Madrid and has been capped for Brazil on four occasions. There will be high hopes for the 28-year-old, who will bring further league-winning experience to the squad after Atletico's La Liga triumph last term.
  • A quick fact about where the game is taking place tonight: the Klagenfurt Stadium hosted three group games during Euro 2008 and is one of the most advanced grounds in the country.
  • The Austrian club came seventh in the league last season, and have already kicked off the new campaign, starting strongly with a 4-1 win over Admira on Saturday.
  • Filipe Luis makes his Chelsea debut, then, after the full-back's move to England from Atletico Madrid. Sadly, though, no Diego Costa or Cesc Fabregas in the squad for tonight's game, but there is a plethora of young talent ready to shine for Mourinho.
  • Chelsea subs: Beeney, Delac, Ake, Romeu, Chalobah, Christensen, Swift, Boga, Solanke.
  • Chelsea (4-4-2): Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Salah, Van Ginkel, Matic, Baker; Brown, Bamford.
  • We're still waiting for the hosts' line-up, but Jose Mourinho's XI has landed on our doorstep, so let's bring you the Londoners' team for tonight...
  • Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Chelsea's pre-season friendly with Austrian club Wolfsberger AC. We're hopefully set to see some of the Blues' big summer signings tonight so should be an interesting evening.