Tammy Abraham And Ross Barkley Score As Chelsea Fight Back To Draw Against Borussia Monchengladbach

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Chelsea came from two goals behind to earn a deserved draw against Borussia Monchengladbach in our final pre-season game.

Alassane Plea put Borussia Monchengladbach in the lead after 13 minutes just when Chelsea had begun to dominate the game after a bright start from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Pedro should have gotten the equaliser just four minutes after but he was unable to find the target with his shot after good work from Mason Mount.

The Blues continued to dominate, looking threatening anytime we went forward but we were also shaky at the back.

Christian Pulisic almost got the equaliser after 31 minutes but Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Sommer continued his fine performance with a smart stop.

Chelsea continued to keep the pressure on Borussia Monchengladbach but our finishing continued to let us down with Sommer denying Mount. The Blues just couldn’t find a way past the Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper.

Borussia Monchengladbach doubled their lead in the 41st minute through a swift counterattack with Jonas Hofmann slotting the ball through the legs of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Once again, our defence let us down.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard opted to stick with the same XI from the first half and the Blues continued to create chances but still couldn’t find the net.

Sommer denied Abraham in the 53rd minute after stopping Kovacic three minutes earlier. The Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper was obviously having a good performance and without him, Chelsea will easily have been leading despite our shaky defence.

Just as the Blues wondered how to beat the Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper, Kovacic was brought down in the opposition box and the referee pointed to the spot.

Abraham took responsibility from 12 yards and the youngster successfully sent Sommer the wrong way. Finally, the Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper was beaten.

Lampard made four substitutions in the 67th minute and then brought on N’Golo Kante in the 73rd minute, for his first preseason appearance.

The Blues continued to create chances but couldn’t convert until Chelsea were given a second penalty for a foul on Mount. Ross Barkley made no mistake from the spot as he scored the equaliser for the Blues.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be hoping the Blues are clinical when we visit Manchester United next weekend and he would also expect better defending from the team.

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