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Chelsea beat Reading 4-3 in our fifth preseason game as preparations for the new season continues.
Josh Barrett opened scoring with a lob over Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero before Ross Barkley’s stunning free-kick nine minutes later made it 1-1.
Kenedy put Chelsea ahead three minutes before halftime but the Blues conceded early in the second half through new Reading signing Michael Morrison, who was left unmarked in the far post from a corner.
Mason Mount then scored twice to give Chelsea a two-goal lead, only for Sam Baldock to strike with 20 minutes left.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard claimed afterwards that the win over Reading was another positive step in our preparations for the 2019/20 season, which begins in a fortnight.
“The players have done everything that we as staff have asked of them,” Lampard said.
“We’ve had two good trips – one to Dublin which was purely work and the boys worked brilliantly, and then Japan to see the fans over there and play two very tough games so that was also great for us.
“The clock is ticking and we only have two weeks left to be ready for Manchester United but I’m pleased.”
Next up for the Blues is a visit to Salzburg on Wednesday.