Romelu Lukaku will seemingly don’t have any downside strolling straight into the Chelsea crew after watching his potential new employers wrestle previous Villarreal on penalties to clinch the Tremendous Cup.
The Belgium striker landed at Biggin Hill airport simply exterior London on Wednesday afternoon earlier than his £97.5million transfer from Inter Milan and watched because the Blues toiled for 120 minutes in entrance of objective.
After a troublesome debut season at Stamford Bridge within the earlier marketing campaign, Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring for the Champions League holders after nice play between Marcos Alonso and Kai Havertz down the left hand facet.
Havertz, whose sole objective within the elite European competitors was the winner within the last in opposition to Manchester City in Might, reduce the ball again and Timo Werner’s dummy left Ziyech with the easy process of tapping in.
But the 28-year-old was left requiring oxygen after injuring his shoulder and he seemed in appreciable ache as he walked off.
Former Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno practically drew the Europa League winners stage earlier than the break, however his beautiful effort pinged off the bar and it remained Chelsea’s recreation.
But Thomas Tuchel could have been dissatisfied to look at his facet sink deeper and deeper as they ceded possession, solely to then concede to the Spanish facet.
Antonio Rudiger didn’t correctly clear his traces and the ball fell to the harmful Gerard Moreno exterior of the field. After a intelligent one-two, the Spain striker was afforded the liberty of the Chelsea field and dinked previous Edouard Mendy.
As the sport headed into further time, each Christian Pulisic and Marcos Alonso fluffed probabilities earlier than the ultimate whistle, but it was the USA worldwide who had the most effective likelihood to regain the lead.
He appeared to have down the exhausting work after getting the ball again from Havertz and nudging the ball out of his ft, but he toe poked his effort vast.
Regardless of needing a objective, striker Tammy Abraham was not referred to as up from the bench amid uncertainty about his future and with Roma and Arsenal reportedly circling.
While Abraham watched on from the bench, Kepa Arrizabalaga managed to get onto the pitch for the shootout rather than Mendy.
The Spain worldwide made positive it was the best name by Tuchel as he made the decisive save from Raul Albiol to safe the Tremendous Cup in Northern Eire for the Premier League facet.