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It was a phenomenal Chelsea performance in the 5-3 win over RB Salzburg as Chelsea defeated the Austrian side on their home ground.
Chelsea’s attack was totally smashing in this game, and the Blues were 3-0 up at half-time. A Christian Pulisic brace and a penalty goal from Ross Barkley put Chelsea in front, but it could have been more.
Salzburg did respond shortly after the break from a corner with some poor defending by David Luiz, but Pedro soon made it 4-1 with an audacious goal.
Salzburg sub Takumi Minamino scored from the spot to give the Austrian side a little bit of hope in the 85th minute, but Chelsea sub Michy Batshuayi showed great determination to score a goal three minutes later. Minamino capitalised on a poor Chelsea defending to score a late goal with the last kick of the game as Chelsea won 5-3.
Speaking after the game, Blues boss Frank Lampard revealed that he was impressed with the team’s performance, highlighting Chelsea’s attack as a positive, before also admitting that defence must be worked on.
Lampard said after the game: “Some really good play from us, some good goals, good combinations.
“Great attacking of the line from front men and wingers, which is a huge thing for me, and obviously conceding some goals with some sloppy moments from us.
“Big positives in the way we played, this was a tough match for us against a team that is in-season and play with a high press.
“They tested us on the ball, we succeed at times and not at other times but I am pleased generally. Conceding in pre-season is something you don’t want to do but it is not the worst as it gives you things to address before the business starts.”