Chelsea win the Serious SummerFulham beaten 2-0The new signings have impressed
TELL ME MORE: It’s all about Chelsea’s new arrivals at FedExField, as the explosive moments from forwards Christopher Nkunku and Nicholas Jackson show why the pair signed for Stamford Bridge this summer. After Thiago Silva scored an early opener from Ben Chilwell’s corner, Nkunku’s 40th minute goal – a header following a powerful strike into the box from youngster Carney Chukwuemeka – was enough to lead Chelsea to the Premier League Summer Series title. . Another new signing, Jackson – who has had a stellar pre-season after arriving from Villarreal – has also shown promise, his clever movement and running back suggesting he can be the solution to problems up front. The Blues. Overall, it was an easy game, with Fulham not too much trouble for Chelsea, who always rotated their players and looked comfortable in a 2-0 win.
MVP: Chilwell did very well in the first half, providing plenty of attacking quality down Chelsea’s left; however, it was Nkunku, who signed from RB Leipzig for £53m last month, who has impressed the most. His pace in space and tricky footwork made him a recurring threat, while his composure in front of goal was crucial in winning the game. The Blues. He may have been substituted before the hour mark, but there is no doubt that the Frenchman has left his mark on this match.
BIG LOSS: Forced off with a hamstring strain after less than 20 minutes, Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney will be sorely disappointed with the result. The seriousness of the injury is yet to be ascertained, but it is not looking good, with Cairney eventually collapsing after trying to continue playing. He hopes this is just a small delay in his preparations for the new Premier League season.
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WHAT NEXT CHELSEA? Chelsea’s pre-season tour isn’t over yet. They will be looking to build on their Summer Series win in their final game of the summer against Borussia Dortmund next week. This game also takes place in the United States, and will be played at the MLS home ground, Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois.
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